The population of Greater Manchester is predicted to grow by 10% over the next 20 years. This equates to 190,000 - 240,000 more people living in the city-region which will require around 179,000 new homes by 2037. Over and above this increase in demand on energy provisions and the city’s infrastructure, this growth is also expected to create up to 100,000 new jobs by 2037. Greater Manchester’s rise is already being fuelled by the regeneration of areas, such as in the City of Salford, and the push to make the region a place with thriving businesses which are UK and world leading, in sectors including low carbon and digital. At this event, we would like to explore this subject further ensuring resilience and sustainability is at the core of this urban change by bringing together Paul Dennett, The Mayor of Salford and Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, in conversation with David Wright, Group Chief Engineer & Group Director of Safety, Health & Business Resilience, National Grid, and business leaders from the engineering, infrastructure and built environment sectors.
This is a scenario that is being replicated across many cities with the rapid growth in urbanisation. Insights from this event can therefore be shared across cities to impart the learnings and build city resilience.
Kindly hosted by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Registration is free for Resilience First and GMCC members.