Labour Party Conference Fringe: Holding our breath? How to clean up our cities’ air

This event at Labour Party Conference focused on air quality and cities

Event starts at 11.00- 12.00 on 28 September 2021 at Victoria Terrace, The Grand, Brighton

This event, in partnership with Policy@Manchester, looked at their latest research on Air Quality and the economic effects of air pollution.

Exposure to air pollution has acute impacts on human health, productivity and widening societal inequalities. It is a national problem with profound local implications.

This panel discussed how a place-based approach can be effective for building solutions to the air pollution problem that are effective, enduring, and equitable.

Speakers were:

  • Polly Billington, Chief Executive, UK100
  • Professor Sheena Cruickshank, Immunologist and Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Public Engagement, The University of Manchester
  • Ruth Jones, Shadow Minister for Natural Environment & Air Quality
  • Ian Ward, Leader, Birmingham City Council

This event was chaired by Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research at Centre for Cities.

This event was kindly sponsored by:

While outside the secure zone, Centre for Cities encourages attendees of this event to adhere to the Covid safety measures set by the organisers of this party conference.

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