17 Apr 12 - Rural Development and Social Renewal

09.45
Welcome and Introduction
Guy Garrod (Director, Centre for Rural Economy)

09.50 

Newcastle University Institute of Social Renewal

Professor Mark Shucksmith (Director, Newcastle University Institute of Social Renewal)

 

Session 1 The contribution of LEADER to social renewal in rural areas

 

10.00

How can rural communities thrive in 'interesting times'? Lessons from 20 years of LEADER

Professor Mark Shucksmith (Director, Newcastle University Institute of Social Renewal)

 

10.30 

The impact of LEADER on Social Renewal in Rural Finland

Dr Marko Nousiainen (Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki)

 

11.15  Coffee

 

11.30 

The Future for LEADER

David Wilford (Rural Communities Policy unit, Defra)

 

12.15

Panel Discussion with this morning’s speakers

 

12.45 

Lunch

 

Session 2 Market towns and social renewal

 

13.45 

Strategy Led, Community Powered: Renaissance of Upper Calder Valley Market Towns

Rhona Pringle (School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Newcastle University)

 

14.15 

Market Town Renewal: Hexham Case Study

Tamsin Beevor (Hexham Community Partnership)

 

14.45 

Small Towns, Big Societies

Dr Gordon Morris (University of Exeter; Action for Market Towns; and Small Towns for Tomorrow)

 

15.15 

Panel Discussion with this afternoon’s speakers

 

15.45

Summary      

 

16.00

Tea and networking

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