Place East London – Sunrise for the East: a smart future
Communities, Infrastructure, Economy
June 20, 2012 – at Stratford Old Town Hall
1.30pm Registration, networking, refreshments
2pm Chair’s Welcome – Jackie Sadek, UK Regeneration
- Keynotes – East London, 2013 and on
- Keynote 1 – Sir Robin Wales, Newham Council
- Keynote 2 – Sir Edward Lister, GLA
2.30 Infrastructure: Getting the most from Crossrail
Crossrail is one of the greatest potential catalysts for regeneration across a broad swathe of East London. With stations now under construction, and tunnelling in progress, we need to make sure we are thinking about generating the maximum economic benefit from this huge investment. What are the key actions necessary to allow employment to grow across the region, and for inward investment to be attracted?
Speakers: Chris Paddock, Regeneris; Mark Lucas, LB Redbridge; Ian Lindsey, Crossrail
3.00 Economy: Making the most of TechCity
TechCity is a fantastic cluster of fast-growing companies. It could be a major factor in the future jobs landscape of east London, but there is much competition. How can we help TechCity deliver employment growth for East London’s young people now and in the future?
Speakers: John Lock, Director 2012 Office, University of East London; Ralph Ward, UK Regeneration; Emma Vandore, Urbanist, co-author of Centre for London TechCity report.
3.45pm Digital Peninsula – Futureproofing Regeneration
Regeneration output needs to stand the test of time. Physical renewal that does not provide a flexible infrastructure capable of supporting a range of futures is unlikely to be successful. Nowhere is this more true than in digital infrastructure. With a focus on the Greenwich Peninsula, we will look at how can we write this into our regeneration plans?
Speakers: Liane Hartley, Director, Mend; Andy Campling, BT;
4.15pm Economy: Making greenbacks from Green Tech
The green economy is a hoped-for white knight for east London employment. The Mayor’s Greentech zone, and hos Green Fund, are targeted at delivering substantial employment growth by producing world leading technologies and expertise. It shapes well, but what can be achieved? What progress is being made with inititives like the Sustainable Industries Park? What obstacles are emerging in skills, infrastructure, and investment? How will we find our way through?
Speakers: Mark Bradbury, GLA; Peter Hynes, Chinook Urban Mining; David Conlon, Foresight (managers of the Mayor of London’s Green Fund)
4.45pm Towns are not shopping centres
Town Centres are the lifeblood of communities. East London, with its blend of towns and markets produces a more dynamic feel than than elsewhere in the capital or country. While retail matters, towns are about more than just shops, so understanding how to make the town centre offer work for the community is at the heart of good execution – who is doing this well? How can the private sector be encouraged to take the lead?
Speakers: Eric Sorensen, Central London Forward; Kelvin Campbell, Urban Initiatives; Andrew Black, PRP
5.15pm Closing Keynote – Daniel Moylan, Chair, London Legacy Development Corporation