Cities Outlook 2020 Launch

Our annual health-check of UK cities

Join us for the launch of our annual health-check of UK cities

Event starts at 12.30pm on 27 January 2020 at City Hall, London

Join us for the launch of Cities Outlook 2020, our flagship annual review of the state of urban Britain.

The report will analyse and compare the latest data for the UK’s 63 largest cities on a range of economic indicators, from population, to business environment, human capital and housing.

In 2020, Cities Outlook will take an in-depth look at air pollution in UK cities.

Toxic air is now the biggest environmental risk of early death in the UK. Long- and short-term exposure to emissions derived from transport, industrial activity, energy production or domestic heating increase risks of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

Which cities are the most polluted? Do all cities face the same challenges? What are the biggest sources of toxic air? And what should national government and cities be doing to reduce the risk to people all over the country?

This research and its findings will have implications for national and local politicians and policymakers. We will look at where existing policy initiatives need to be augmented and where new ones need to be implemented in order to combat local and national air pollution reduction objectives.

Speakers confirmed:

  • George Freeman MP, Minister of State for the Future of Transport, Department for Transport
  • Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
  • Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy
  • Cllr Vikki Slade, Leader of Bournemouth Christchurch Poole (BCP) Council

The event will be followed by lunch and networking. This event is free to attend but places are limited – please email if you would like to join us.

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