Coastal communities: community wealth building and local prosperity

Fellowship Event / Online

 -  | BST British Summer Time


  • People & place
  • Communities
  • Fellowship

Join us online for a discussion of community involvement, and prospects for community wealth building in coastal communities across the north of England.

From Scarborough to Morecambe, from Southport to Whitley Bay, some of the same issues crop up time and again.

We’re joined by an expert panel for an hour webinar on the prospects for community participation and regional inequalities in seaside towns and across coastal regions.

Our speakers on the day include:

  • Margaret Dale (High Streets Task Force): Where do semi-rural towns fit in the 'Future of the High Street' debate?
  • Warwick Pethers (Greensville Trust Spirit of Place)
  • Phillpa Bannister (Street Space): Unlocking a gridlocked city… with empathy

Also invited to speak are:

  • Joe Barratt (Institute of Place Management)
  • Linda Bloomfield (RivelinCo neighbourhood arts centre): The real reason for empty high street buildings
  • Burhan Khandia
  • Kersten England
  • Saira Ali (Bradford Council)
  • Anne Marie Canning (Education Alliance for Life Chances)

Taking part in Online Events

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  • RSA AGM 2023: regional watch parties

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    Join local Fellows in your area to network and watch the AGM livestreamed from RSA House, as we showcase the achievements and impact of the RSA’s Fellows and staff throughout the past year and share opportunities for you to contribute to our Design for Life mission.