A Morgan Academy EventSpeaker
Dr Aled Eirug, Morgan Academy, Swansea University
Prof. David Blackaby, Swansea University
Dr David Beel, Manchester Metropolitan University
Prof Andy Pike, Professor of Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University
Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
Dr Tim Williams, ARUP Australia and Cities Leader for Australia and Chair of Open Cities
Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
Prof. Mark Barry, Cardiff University
Swansea University’s Morgan Academy and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) are organising a conference focusing on the nature of city deals, whether they are effective in driving sustainable regional economic growth.
This half day event, from 12:15 – 17:30, will provide an opportunity to discuss the strategic nature of city deals and to learn from research and practice across the UK and internationally. The event’s speakers will highlight the key policy implications of city deals and provoke a discussion on the challenges and opportunities these new structures present.