City Funds at Bristol Festival of Ideas ‘Festival of the Future City’ Event

You can now access an audio recording of the Bristol Festival of Ideas ‘Festival of the Future City’ Event – a really interesting discussion which brought together a panel from Local Government, Housing Development & the VCSE & Financial sectors.

Hosted by City Funds Investment programmes partner, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital, the event asked:

“What role can local impact capital play in the future of Bristol?” Exploring a practical, local version of a ‘just transition’ in a more sustainable, fair economy.

Panellists discussed the potential benefits to our cities that might be derived from the use of local impact capital.

Listen again here

This event took place on 21/10/21 at Bristol’s Watershed.

Speakers included:

Gavin Bridge, Managing Director of Spatia & Strategic Advisor to Bristol & Bath Regional Capital. He has worked in development for over 20 years & is keen to collaborate & create with partners across the UK transforming places, communities & lives through sustainable neighbourhoods, smart, healthy workspaces & low & zero carbon homes.

Sado Jirde Director of Black South West Network, who works to raise the profile of racial inequality at strategic & policy levels regionally & nationally, as well as locally in Bristol. She has also been leading on the discussion around inclusive growth & the role social investment could play in addressing economic inequality in Bristol.

Craig Cheney, Deputy Mayor of Bristol, Councillor for Hillfields & member of the Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees’ cabinet with executive responsibility for Finance, Governance & Performance at Bristol City Council.

Annabel Smith Senior Network Lead for the Inclusive Growth Network, Centre for Progressive Policy, who works with cities & regions across the country to foster place-based approaches to inclusive economic growth.

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