Everyday Economy


Professor John Tomaney presents at the 2021 RSA Regions in Recovery Festival

4 June 2021

On Friday, June 4, 2021, Prof John Tomaney (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL) shared the project’s preliminary work on “(Re)building Social Infrastructure in Left-behind Places” at the Regional Studies Association’s Regions in Recovery E-Festival.

Regions in recovery festival

Chaired by Vincent Beal, University of Strasburg, France; the session “Social Infrastructures and Services” included several presentations that discussed the social and spatial inequalities between and within core and peripheral regions in developed economies. Central to the debate was a discussion regarding the neglect of “left-behind” places and regions by urban and regional development theory and policy.  

Reporting on joint work between UCL and the Durham Miners’ Association Using, Prof John Tomaney discussed the value of social infrastructure but also the implications of its rapid decline in Sacriston, County Durham and what that means for the local communities.  

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> Link to the abstract