In association with Newport City Council, Capital Region Tourism, Capita Symonds and Newport Unlimited
This conference will take stock of Newport's plans to redevelop its City Centre after decades of decline. What progress has been made with the Master Plan put forward by Newport Unlimited in its 20/20 Vision for the city centre? The objectives were to establish a central business district and a family oriented shopping centre focused around Newport University, together with a range of leisure, arts and cultural amenities. Together these would re-establish Newport at the cultural and civic heart of its region. The conference will also ask how the City can build on the recent inheritance of the Ryder Cup and 2010 Festival to place heritage at the heart of its urban renewal.
An emphasis will be placed on what is positive in what has already happened, in what is currently planned and under way, and on identifying what else can be done to ensure a bright future for the city.
Speakers include Gareth Beer, Chief Executive of urban regeneration company Newport Unlimited; Ffion Loyd, Head of Continuing Learning and Leisure at Newport City Council; Professor Ray Howell, Reader in History and Historical Archaeology at Newport University and Director of South Wales Centre for Historical and Interdisciplinary Research. Jon Fox, Head of Built Environment at Capita Symonds; and Liane Hartley, Director and Co-Founder of Mend, a social enterprise which works with communities, businesses and organisations to enable them identify and deliver change in their local area.
Ticket price (non-member): £40.00
Ticket price (member): £32.00