APSE Policy Seminar
Thursday 2 April 2020 Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB
Many UK High Streets and Town Centres are in decline. With empty shops giving way to takeaways and betting shops and a marked decline in the quality of the local area. At the same time online retail and the impact on local business rates add to the pressures on local place. Too many town centres have suffered set-backs as developers have reconsidered their commitments leaving many regeneration schemes to be mothballed.
This has led to Councils taking on the task of shaping local places, often stepping in where developers have withdrawn and looking much more pragmatically at actions to improve the local High Street and Town Centres. This seminar will therefore explore the multiplicity of factors that impact on local places. ‘Loving the local’ brings together an array of expert speakers packed with ideas that have helped to not only stem the decline but to make a positive difference to local areas. This seminar includes:-
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