The Liveability Agenda: Working Towards Joined-Up Street Management
28 November, 2002

The Liveability Agenda: Working Towards Joined-Up Street Management

One day national conference

Institute of Directors, London SW1, Thursday 5 December

Keynote speaker:
Barbara Roche MP, Minister of State, ODPM

Liveability issues and the street environment rides high on the list of priorities that the public wants local authorities to address. Concern about graffiti, vandalism, anti-social behaviour, safety and cleanliness is growing all the time. Hosted by the New Local Government Network in association with the Audit Commission, the IDeA and MORI, this one day event aims to illustrate how local government can better respond to these concerns and in turn deliver coherent street management services that reflect the needs of their communities.

Following the launch of the report ‘Living Places’ at the recent Urban Summit, this one-day conference will hear from Barbara Roche MP, Minister of State for Social Exclusion, who will outline the Government’s vision for cleaner, safer and greener local environments.

Plenary and workshop topics include:

  • Quality Service Delivery Issues and Best Value Reviews

  • Empowering Communities for Sustained Street Improvements

  • Effective Joint Working -Supporting Local Authorities to Deliver

  • The Cross Cutting Review on Public Space

  • Active Citizens for a Better Locality

  • The Prevention of Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour: Working with the Police

  • Consulting the Public

Other speakers at the conference include:

Dan Corry, Executive Director, NLGN; Ben Page, Director of Social Research Institute, MORI; Paula Claytonsmith, Assistant Director, IDeA; Andy Walford, Regional Director, Central Region, Audit Commission; Bill Linskey, National Joint Utilities Group; Peter Strange, Project Manager, LB Camden; Lynda Addison, Urban Design Alliance; Sue nelson, ENCAMS; Joy Nolan, Middlesbrough Council; Tom Franklin, Living Streets; Sam Kirk, LB Lewisham; and Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, The Civic Trust

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