The Bartlett School of Planning


VIRTUAL EVENT The Annual Sir Peter Hall Lecture: The UK2070 Commission

04 June 2020, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Public Lecture Series

The prestigious annual lecture that pays tribute to the late Sir Peter Hall, a global figure in the study of cities and regions and their planning, will be delivered this year by Lord Bob Kerslake.

This event is free.

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Victoria Howard

The UK2070 Commission has carried out an 18-month study into the spatial inequalities that have left the UK the most unequal large country in the developed world.

In a series of reports, the Commission’s experts have found that the economic gap between different parts of the UK has widened to the point where London’s productivity growth over the last decade was nine times higher than that of the area covered by the whole of the Northern Powerhouse.

Following the final report published earlier this year, chair Lord Kerslake, the former Head of the Home Civil Service, warned Government that it must “go big or go home” if it is to arrest further economic decline and social division.

Join Lord Kerslake, who will be further discussing the findings, in this virtual public lecture. 

You can access the Commission’s final report, on the UK2070 website.  

This is a virtual event held on Zoom. The join link will be sent to you once you have signed up.