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The Future of Scotland’s Cities

This event will examine the future of Scotland’s cities. Specifically, the priorities for City Deals, following Audit Scotland’s published report on them, and the COVID-19 pandemic, both of which have prompted some to re-evaluate their purpose and the timescale for delivery.

We'll look at how these deals can help aid economic recovery; and the opportunities and challenges in creating Scotland’s 8th city – the Smart City.

Key Issues We'll Examine

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  • Delivering in a Challenging Backdrop for the Public Sector
  • In the Spotlight: The Tay Cities Deal: The Prototype?
  • Scotland’s 8th City - the Smart City: Strategic Objectives for Scotland’s Cities
  • Forging Cross-Sectoral Partnerships and Alliances
  • Post-COVID City Deals: Delivering Inclusive Economic Growth; Ensuring Robust Accountability and Building on Regional Collaboration Fostered To-Date
  • Priorities for the Scottish and UK Governments
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Agenda and Confirmed Speakers

 Session 1:  Delivering in a Challenging Backdrop for the Public Sector

  • Professor Duncan Maclennan, Professor in Public Policy, University of Glasgow & Member, Audit Scotland Advisory Group on City Region and Growth Deals 
  • Graeme Greenhill, Senior Manager, Audit Scotland 

 In the Spotlight: The Tay Cities Deal: The Prototype?  

Having been conceived once policy had been formulated at a national level, this project exhibits many of the features of the ideal city deal.  Hear from senior representatives. 

 Session 2: Scotland’s 8th City - the Smart City: Strategic Objectives for Scotland’s Cities  

  • With case studies 

Session 3: Forging Cross-Sectoral Partnerships and Alliances 

Session 4: Post-COVID City Deals: Delivering Inclusive Economic Growth; Ensuring Robust Accountability and Building on Regional Collaboration Fostered To-Date  

  • Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, CLES 

 Session 5: Priorities for Government 

Get In Touch

Book now or email or call Adam on 0131 285 1692

If you have an inspiring case study or a project that you think is relevant, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are always on the lookout for new speakers. 

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Date
02 Dec 2020
Venue
Online
Cost
Reduced Rate
1 place £72.50 + VAT

Voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m

Standard Rate
1 place £122.50 + VAT

Public sector organisations and voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m

Private Sector Rate
1 place £147.50 + VAT

Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP

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