East Midlands City Assets 2017 roundtable: Turner & Townsend hosts client event

On 28 September Turner & Townsend hosted within Nottingham Trent Business School, the fifth in a series of roundtable events to support The City Assets 2017 report by Centre for Cities.

The roundtable, in partnership with Bevan Brittan and Turner & Townsend, was a chance for business leaders from East Midlands, national government agencies and public and private sector bodies to discuss and debate how city partnerships can make the most of public assets, and what mechanisms need to be in place to help them do that most effectively from The City Assets 2017 report’s findings.

Turner & Townsend  also collaborated with Nottingham Trent University and D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership to hold the UK Smart Leadership Conference following the roundtable.

The event attracted over 150 senior businesses, public sector and organisational leaders. The aim of the conference was to look at better ways for cities to manage and improve ‘city assets’; the network of essential services such as public information, schools, libraries, transportation routes, hospitals, power plants, water supply, waste management, law enforcement and community services.

The conference enabled business and public sector leaders to share best practice on questions such as:

  • How leaders can make their cities great places to live and work
  • How a city fosters a positive sense of place among the people living there
  • The future of cities, including the use of information communications technology to make their services run more efficiently

The conference also included workshops on the East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy – the strategy for making the most of Government’s plan for an HS2 Phase Two route through Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

In attendance were Paul Sweeney Chief Economist, David Hutton Bevan Brittan Partner, Simon Jeffries Centre for Cities author of the report, Ian Currier CEO Nottingham City Council, Kay Cutts Leader Nottinghamshire County Council, David Ralph CEO D2N2 LEP, Paul Maitland Turner & Townsend Director and Mark Deakin Turner & Townsend Director.