High Streets: Beyond Retail

In this session, three speakers will explore present and future functions of high streets which go beyond retail.

Beyond retail - what else can high streets do? With huge economic and technological shifts over the past two decades, it’s clear that high streets won’t continue to exist much longer in their present, retail-focussed form.

In this session, three speakers will explore the present and future functions of high streets which go beyond retail. Melissa Meyer, senior project and policy officer for social integration and the built environment at the GLA, co-authored the High Streets for all (2017) report which established the strong social value of high streets. Dr Gayle Rogers is an artist who started the Workers Gallery in a disused library on a high street in Ynyshir in the Welsh Valleys. Simon Quin is co-chair of the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Met and is co-author of two significant research studies on changing high streets - High Street UK 2020 and Bringing Big Data to Small Users.

The high street is the ideal place for core civic activities, not just shopping: prepare to get excited about the future of the high street.

This event is free to Cass staff and students, please contact Jane Clossick for the booking code at j.clossick@londonmet.ac.uk.

Details

Date/time Thursday 18 April 2019, 6.30pm
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Location KPF, 7A Langley Street
London WC2H 9JA
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