Closing keynote panel

The Studio: 3.15pm

Redesign: a light in the dark

The Summit will close with the launch of a new paper by CLES exploring the frontiers of economic development practice in the UK in an era of immense change. A panel of place leaders and thinkers from the UK, US and Europe, will discuss the implications of our findings and their own approach to devising local economic development approaches that deliver the best outcomes for places.


Tom Lloyd Goodwin
Director – Policy and Practice, CLES (chair)

Andy Burnham
Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Dayna Cunningham
Dean, Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life


Shana Cohen
Director, Think-tank for Action on Social Change

Sarah Breavington
Social Strategy Manager, City of Sydney

Richard Watts
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor, London Assembly

Closing remarks

Sarah Longlands
Chief Executive, CLES

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