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City Talks: The UK’s towns tsar

Andrew is joined by Onward’s Adam Hakwsbee to hear about the Government’s programme for regenerating towns by investing in safety and security, high streets and heritage, and local connectivity.

Podcast published on 15 April 2024

Chief Executive Andrew Carter is joined by Adam Hawksbee, Deputy-Director of Onward and Chair of the Towns Unit at Number 10 Downing Street and the Department for Levelling Up – also known as the Government’s towns tsar – and by Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research at Centre for Cities. The Government has a £1.5bn long-term plan for towns. So, how should we be thinking about towns and should this shape the work of Centre for Cities?

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