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Real Estate & Planning Research Seminar, in person Presentation by Professor Cecilia Wong from the University of Manchester "Spatial Inequalities and Spatial Policy Thinking in the UK"

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Date 18 January 2023
Time 13:30-14:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus
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Spatial Inequalities and Spatial Policy Thinking in the UK

Professor Cecilia Wong, University of Manchester.

Many towns and cities in northern England, being the cradle of the first industrial revolution, have experienced long term economic decline as the manufacturing industries on which their prosperity was based collapsed in the face of cheaper international competition. Eventually the provincial cities ‘reinvented’ themselves as high level services centres in their own right and are seen as engines of growth. Nevertheless, many former industrial towns remain the loci of concentrations of unemployment and low incomes as measured by the Index of Multiple Deprivation. This seminar adopts a spatial perspective to examine the uneven geographical patterns of the required economic contexts, labour markets, skills and associated infrastructure to inform the debates around the delivery of the inclusive and sustainable growth in the UK.

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