Location: Renaissance Manchester Hotel, Medici Ballroom, Blackfriars Street, Manchester M3 2EQ
Is Manchester a family friendly city?
In the decade 2001 to 2011, city centre residents in Manchester increased by 20,000. An impressive growth of 83%* but one led overwhelmingly by young professionals and students. Manchester city centre has undergone a transformation, both in terms of its economy and its attractiveness as a place to live, but are we doing enough to attract and support families of all ages living in and visiting the city?
Join CityCo and a diverse panel of experts from across the UK, who will examine what it means to create a family friendly city in the 21st Century. We will discuss how priorities are shifting in urban planning, age-friendly practice and cultural outreach to create positive change for families who want to work, live and play in our cities.
*Centre for Cities, Urban Demographics – Why people live where they do. Nov 2015
Popular journalist Tony Naylor leads this fascinating discussion, featuring:
- Dr Helen Jarvis, vice chair, UK Co-Housing Network / reader in Urban Social Geography, Newcastle University
- Sarah Bird and Rowan Hoban, directors, Wild Rumpus
- Saskia Metcalf, creative development manager, Z-Arts
- Paul McGarry, strategic lead, Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, Manchester City Council
- Alice Rose Ferguson: director, Playing Out
8am Registration and refreshments
8.20am Welcome and introduction, Tony Naylor
8.30am Speaker presentations followed by panel discussion
10am Event Close
Hot and cold breakfast snacks will be provided, including vegetarian options.
Please reserve your space for free by clicking here, no later than Monday 27 June.