Adaptively Resilient High Streets: What We Learnt from the Economic Crisis

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Details of this lecture in the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography,  Innovation and Engagement Unit’s lectures.

Adaptively Resilient High Streets: What We Learnt from the Economic Crisis

highstreetProfessor Neil Wrigley FBA, University of Southampton
Tuesday 14th October 2014 – 5:30pm
Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms

Event hosted by the Innovation and Engagement Unit

Neil Wrigley is the sole academic member of the Government Policy Advisory Group the Future High Streets Forum

He will discuss in this lecture Britain’s high street crisis triggered by the shockwave of global financial meltdown in 2007-08

In particular the growing body of opinion that takes the view that the crisis was over-called, and that there is a need to challenge a number of myths surrounding the state of the high street

Neil was Professor in CPLAN 1986-91 and Head of School 1989-91. Indeed he was the HoS who successfully persuaded Council to change the name of the UK’s premiere planning school from ‘Town Planning’ to ‘City &.Regional Planning’

He is the founding editor of the Journal of Economic Geography (Oxford Univ Press) and was awarded the Ashby Prize (2004), the Royal Geographical Society’s Murchison Award (2008). and the ESRC’s Outstanding Impact on Business Award (2014) for his research on retail and consumption. In 2012 he was elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the British Academy (FBA) – the first geographer in the history of the Univ of Southampton to become FBA

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Here is the link to sign up for the lecture (essential)

 

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