Thursday, 31 January 2008

I started the day at the Leeds City Centre Vision Conference at Leeds Town Hall …

The conference focused on developing an International City Centre, cultural life, city centre living, connectivity and sustainability. It was chaired by BBC TVs Harry Gration and included presentations by the Council Leader Cllr Andrew Carter, Jean Dent, Director of City Development, John Thorpe, Civic Architect, Sir Terry Farrell, Guy Lawrence, Martha Schwartz and Wayne Hemingway. It also involved a young people’s perspective from the Leeds Youth Council.

I was struck by Guy Lawrence who said …
“The future is crazy, chaotic and unpredictable. We need to start with the outcomes we want to achieve and paint a compelling and powerful picture for the future of Leeds … one that people will want to buy into and be part of”.


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