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  • Date and time: Wednesday 14 December 2022, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join Luke Telford of the University of York and Jonathan Wistow of Durham University for a fascinating discussion of their new book, Levelling Up the UK Economy: The Need for Transformative Change, a contribution to the emerging debates about the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda, which aims to address geographical inequalities within the country.

Drawing on a range of evidence, the authors provide insights about the agenda, answering questions such as: How has the shift from post-war capitalism to a post-industrial and neoliberal society impacted spatial inequalities? What is the role of local government relative to the agenda laid out in the 2022 Levelling Up White Paper? And what kind of conclusions can be drawn by looking at ‘left behind’ places such as Redcar and Cleeveland in Teesside?

Discover what kind of transformative changes are needed in the political economy to achieve the ambition to Level Up.