Conservative Party Conference Roundtable: Tracks and mortar – how can transport unlock more homes in cities?

This event at Conservative Party Conference will focus on the role transport can play in unlocking new housing

Event starts at 8.30am on 1 October 2019 at Manchester

This policy roundtable in Manchester, in partnership with the London School of Economics, will look at the role that transport – particularly rail – can and should play to unlock new housing for cities where housing demand is highest. We will discuss funding mechanisms, planning reform, and the most efficient use of existing rail capacity in growth areas.

The event will focus on what transport providers, housebuilders, cities and central government have been doing — and need to do in future — to galvanise new homes close to transport and where it is needed most. It will be of interest to national and local politicians as well as business leaders and representative bodies and city leaders attending conference.

  • Tim Bowles, Mayor of West of England
  • Professor Paul Cheshire, London School of Economics
  • Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Association (RTPI)
  • Cllr David Renard, Leader of Swindon Council

Attendance is by invitation only, please contact Gabriella Di Salvo on rsvp@centreforcities.org for information.

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