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What’s the future of downtown?

Tim Tompkins, Rachel Fisher and Patricia Brown discuss approaches to reinvigorating our city centres and high streets

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Times Square in New York
Times Square in New York

O ur high streets and city centres are in trouble. How should we remake them? What kinds of interventions make a real impact, what are the challenges and what does it mean to take a place-based approach?

 

Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance in Manhattan, Rachel Fisher, Deputy Director of Regeneration and Infrastructure at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Patricia Brown, Director of Central share their learnings and thoughts on the future potential as they discuss the remaking of downtown.

 


This podcast was recorded live on stage at the Festival of Place at Tobacco Dock in East London.

 

Tim Tompkins, Times Square Alliance
Tim Tompkins, Times Square Alliance
Rachel Fisher, Deputy Director of Regeneration and Infrastructure, MHCLG
Rachel Fisher, Deputy Director of Regeneration and Infrastructure, MHCLG

 

Next year’s Festival of Place is happening on 7 July 2020 – go to www.festivalofplace.co.uk for updates on tickets and speakers.

 

Patricia Brown, Rachel Fisher and Tim Tompkins on stage at the Festival of Place 2019
Patricia Brown, Rachel Fisher and Tim Tompkins on stage at the Festival of Place 2019

 

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