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ATCM CITIES SUMMIT 2022: THE STREET FIGHT

Hosted by CityCo Manchester

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ATCM CITIES SUMMIT 2022: THE STREET FIGHT
ATCM CITIES SUMMIT 2022: THE STREET FIGHT

Time & Location

11 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 12 Oct 2022, 15:30

Manchester, Lloyds House, Manchester, UK

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About the Event

When: 10am to 3.30pm, Tuesday 11th October 2022

Where: Hosted by CityCo (Lloyd’s House, 22 Lloyd Street, Manchester, M2 5WA)

Bookings: Limited capacity. Book your place now, here. Tickets cost £65 (+VAT) per person for ATCM members and are available on a first come first serve basis.

City users have different needs. Sometimes, these needs cause conflict. For years, we have seen heated debates between those representing groups such as pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and those with mobility issues as they each stake a claim over the streetscape. Following lockdown, rather than a clear consensus emerging of what city space should look like, we have more tension than ever. There are fractious debates over the nature of ad hoc pedestrianisation schemes during the pandemic with demands from some stakeholders to reverse these at the earliest opportunity. There is a desire for hospitality businesses to continue to use the public realm in an attempt to ‘over trade’ to rebuild balance sheets. There is an increase in delivery drivers as consumers and businesses rely more on logistics firms to connect with a range of sectors. There are new forms of mobility emerging, like e-scooters, which, without adequate regulation and management, could cause new problems. Then, there is the drive to meet net zero obligations through streetscapes that encourage active travel. For many cities, the street fight is real, with a battle to control city space. What should the streetscape and city public realm look like? Does it need a clear purpose, prioritising some key users above others, or should we aim for multi-functional, shared space that balances the needs of the many? Does a solution lie in design, regulation or management? The ATCM Cities Summit returns with ‘Street Fight’ to explore multi-sector approaches to delivering a better streetscape. And we are delighted that Living Streets, The British Beer and Pub Association and the International Longevity Centre are already confirmed as contributors. Book your tickets via credit card at https://cities_summit_2022.eventbrite.com. To book via invoice, contact the ATCM Membership Manager, Karen Shields (Karen.Shields@atcm.org).

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