Marvin Rees

Mayor Marvin Rees

Delivering for Bristol – the Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address 2017

Festival of the Future City/
Wed 18 October 2017
19:30-21:30
Wills Memorial Building
Free Admission

Mayor Marvin Rees

Delivering for Bristol – the Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address 2017

Marvin Rees
Wed 18 October 2017,
19:30-21:30
Wills Memorial Building
Free Admission

In his first State of the City address in 2016, Mayor Marvin Rees put forward his vision for Bristol. Now he turns to how he is delivering this vision. Against a background of financial difficulties and austerity, Rees looks at the positive future plans for Bristol – from the arena to transport; how the council will help solve the housing crisis; and how he will make a city that works for all. He’ll also launch the Bristol One-City Plan for debate. In addition to the state of the city address the evening includes an introduction by Professor Hugh Brady, a new poem from Miles Chambers, Bristol Poet Laureate, and a panel discussion with James Brooks (City Solutions Director, National League of Cities, Washington DC), Carolyn Hassan (Knowle West Media Centre), Julia Unwin (former Director Joseph Rowntree Foundation, now chair of Civil Society Futures) and Jack Payne and Eve Szczelkun, Bristol’s Youth Mayors.

This is a FREE event but booking is required. 

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This event is part of the second Festival of the Future City 18-20 October 2017. Set over three days the festival – which aims to be the largest public debate about the future of cities – will bring together architects, writers, artists, scientists, change-makers, academics, journalists, students, the public, economists, futurists, policy makers, roboticists, philosophers, filmmakers, think tanks, charities, social enterprises, city-builders, politicians and more. Partners include: University of Bristol; University of the West of England; University of Bath; Arts Council England; Bristol City Council; Business West; Centre for Cities; Core Cities; Resolution Foundation; ESRC. Details of the programme here: www.futurecityfestival.co.uk.

 

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