How can cities deliver inclusive growth?

24th Jan 2017

An international conference sharing innovative policies and practice

Tuesday 24 January 2017 - 09:30 to 16:30. Central London, UK

Keynote speakers: Bruce Katz, Inaugural Centennial Scholar, Brookings Institution, USA

Gregory E. Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership

Chair: Greg Clark CBE, Global Adviser on City Development and Investment

JRF, in collaboration with PwC, hosted a conference that drew together international policy and practice on inclusive growth.

Achieving more inclusive growth is rising up the policy agenda and we believe that cities have a critical role to play. This event explored what more cities could be doing and what role central government and devolution play in further facilitating this. We brought together a range of speakers from the US, Europe and the UK to showcase innovative practice and challenge conventional approaches to economic development and growth.

Audience: National and local government, business, city leaders and civil society



Programme of events
10:00am Welcome
Campbell Robb, Chief Executive, JRF  
10:05am Chair’s opening remarks
Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor on City Development and Investment
10:10am Keynote address:  The role of cities in delivering inclusive growth
Bruce Katz, Inaugural Centennial Scholar, Brookings Institution, USA
10:40am Questions
10:50am Panel discussion: Making growth more inclusive
Gregory E Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, USA  
Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and Chair of Core Cities Group
Stephanie Hyde, UK Head of Regions and Global Entrepreneurial & Private Business Leader, PwC
Josh Stott, Head of Policy and Research, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Marissa Plouin, Co-ordinator of the OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth initiative 
OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism
Bruce Katz, Inaugural Centennial Scholar, Brookings Institution, USA
12:00pm Lunch
12:45pm Workshops
Room: 1.2 First floor Workshop 1: Housing – Planning for inclusive growth?
Chair Brian Robson
, Policy and Research Manager, JRF
Sinéad Butters, Chair, PlaceShapers
Dr Richard Crisp, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University
Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director - Programme, Policy and Services, Housing & Land Directorate, Greater London Authority
Room: Seminar 1 First floor Workshop 2: Skills for inclusive growth
Chair: Prof. Mike Campbell, Programme Advisor on the Growth, Cities and Poverty programme for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Ian Ashman, President,  Associations of Colleges
Sue Cooke,  Executive Head of  Economic Services  West Yorkshire Combined Authority | Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
Klaas Folkerts, Strategic Adviser on Work and Income, Government of Rotterdam  
Prof Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick
Room: Seminar 2 First floor Workshop 3: Delivering full employment in cities
Chair: Katie Schmuecker, Head of Policy,  JRF
Mat Ainsworth, Strategic Lead for Employment Initiatives, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Prof Dan Finn, Emeritus Professor of Social Inclusion, University of Portsmouth
Charlotte Pickles, Deputy Director and Head of Research, Reform
Laurie Russell, Chief Executive, Wise Group
Room: 9.5 Ninth floor Workshop 4: Engaging citizens for inclusive growth
Chair: Mike Hawking, Cities Partnership Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Matthew Bolton, Deputy Director, Citizens UK
Rowan Conway, Director of Innovation and Development, RSA
Eve Holt, Change-agent, Coach and consultant
Nick Jones, Global Director, Public Sector Research Centre, PwC
Room: Thames Board Room Ninth floor Workshop 5: Beyond GDP and GVA measuring inclusive growth
Chair: Dave Innes, Policy and Research Manager – Economics, JRF
Tom Bridges, Chief Officer Economy and Regeneration, Leeds City Council 
Julian Cox, Deputy Director of Research, New Economy
John Hawksworth, Chief Economist, PwC
Prof Ruth Lupton, University of Manchester
Room: 9.1 Ninth floor Workshop 6: Developing the social economy
Chair: Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) 
Dan Corry, Chief Executive, NPC/New Philanthropy Capital
Piali Das Gupta, Assistant Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council
Immy Kaur, Co-founder and Director, Impact Hub Birmingham
Andrea Westall, Strategy and Policy Consultant
2:00pm Coffee break
2:20pm Making inclusive growth happen
Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities 
Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, Chief Executive, HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
Kersten England, Chief Executive, City of Bradford MDC
Matthew Jackson, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Javed Khan, Chief Executive, Barnardo’s
3:20pm Coffee break

Taking the inclusive growth agenda forward
Chair: Greg Clark
, Global Advisor on City Development and Investment

In conversation with Bruce KatzSir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership and Charlotte Alldritt, Director of Public Services and Communities, RSA

4:30pm End of event