Specialists from all over the world will intend to plot the future of Newcastle city centre at an occasion next month. The two-day conference at Northumbria University will see experts from Australia, South Africa and Brazil discuss the future of city centres, however, comes as the conventional High Street is experiencing probably its greatest crisis in a generation.
Agents of Newcastle and Gateshead councils, the Newcastle/Gateshead Effort and company enhancement district NE1 will likewise speak at the conference, while members of the general public are being invited to have their say on how Newcastle might progress to meet major obstacles affecting the city centre.
High streets and town centres have actually been having a hard time in the last few years due to the appeal of online sellers, meanwhile, the increase in versatile working and digital companies has suggested that there is less requirement for city centre office space.
People take pleasure in the nice weather at Screen on the Green on Old Eldon Square, Newcastle The Future of the City Centre occasion is being held at Northumbria University on September 11 and 12 to discuss some of these concerns. Stephen Patterson, director of communications at Newcastle’s company enhancement district NE1, will be speaking at the event and offering his views on how the city needs to alter to make sure individuals continue to go to.
He said: “Most importantly cities have to have the ability to adapt and alter quickly. Cities by their nature have actually grown naturally over time. Essentially we look to the economic sector to develop specific plots of land, and the bits in between structures are rather underestimated regarding their contribution to the city and individuals.
“For me, it is not about physicals, cities have to be concentrated on individuals and the needs of individuals.
“That is the style that I will be discussing and how we as a BID business have aimed to press that program over the last 10 years. That has to do with putting individuals initially and how they as the city can bring society together to create areas that are more attractive to investors, homeowners, and all the individuals throughout society.”