The launch of the final report of the RSA City Growth Commission, offering a vision for the future of our cities and recommendations for boosting the UK’s long-term economic growth.
How can cities play a more significant role in our political economy, creating greater, more inclusive and sustainable growth in the UK?
The final report of the City Growth Commission is the culmination of more than a year of extensive engagement with key stakeholders, political leaders and officials at the highest levels in Whitehall, Westminster and local government. It offers a vision for the future of our cities and recommendations for boosting the UK’s long-term economic growth. Given the growing political momentum around city-led growth ahead of next year’s general election, the Commission findings offer a valuable opportunity to further shape the terms of this important debate, examining how public service reform can start to make cities more fiscally sustainable; how we can achieve complementary growth between London and our other cities; and the fiscal powers and governance arrangements needed to deliver these aims.
Keynote addresses from Rt Hon Lord Heseltine Ch and Sir Richard Leese, Chair of the LGA Cities board and Leader of Manchester City Council.
The panel will include Jim O’Neill, Chair, City Growth Commission; Jules Pipe, Chair of London Councils; Tom Riordan, Chief Executive Leeds City Council, Amanda Clack, Senior Vice President, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Ben Lucas, Chair of Public Services at the RSA.