Marvin Rees

The Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address 2020

with Mayor Marvin Rees, Alice Towle, John Wayman, Caleb Parkin

#BristolResilience/
Wed 14 October 2020

Crowdcast

The Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address 2020

with Mayor Marvin Rees, Alice Towle, John Wayman, Caleb Parkin

Marvin Rees
Wed 14 October 2020,

Crowdcast

2020 brought a health pandemic that caused Bristol – like everywhere else – to shut down for months. How has the lockdown affected Bristol’s economy, development and progress as a sustainable and inclusive city?

What long-term impact will 2020 have on jobs, homes, education, welfare and mental health here?  How essential now is the protection and growth of a diverse economy with jobs for all, a house-building programme and our ambitious transport and connectivity plans?

How will these plans be affected by unemployment, reductions in public investment? How can the city rebuild a sustainable, inclusive, fair and successful city? And what role do the sustainable development goals play?

Mayor Marvin Rees reflects on this, four years of his mayoralty and plans for the future. He is joined by youth mayors Alice Towle and John Wayman, and Caleb Parkin, Bristol City Poet.

This event will be BSL interpreted.

This is a Festival of Ideas Online event and will take place on our Crowdcast platform. When you register, please add any questions you’d like discussed. The event will also be live-streamed to Facebook. You can find out more about how this works in our blog.

If in-person audience attendance at the event is possible, we’ll let those who have registered  know in late September.

This event is part of #BristolResilience week. From 8 to 16 October the city will host a series of sessions on the theme of resilience and recovery from COVID-19. Topics to be covered include: the role of property and construction in recovery; how businesses can prepare for winter and Brexit; the role for communities; and resilience to climate change in the next five years. It will culminate in the launch of the first version of the economic recovery plan for the city. Events will be brought together in partnership with Festival of Ideas, Bristol Housing Festival, Bristol One City and Business West.

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