PPP Conference - Tackling spatial inequalities: the prospects for economic development and regeneration

Start date: 
Thu, 10/09/2015
Closing date: 
Thu, 10/09/2015
Novotel, Sheffield
Event contact: 
Emma Smith ( / 0114 225 3073)

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Conference Programme

The paper sessions cover a wide range of themes including

  • local growth policies and their impact on spatial inequalities
  • prospects and outcomes of community-led regeneration
  • policies, politics and governance of economic development and regeneration
  • Austerity, welfare reform and its interaction with spatial policy
  • conceptual and theoretical understandings of economic development and urban regeneration
  • trends and drivers in spatial inequalities

Conference Presentations

Session One - Stream One

Paper 1: Alasdair Rae and Ruth Hamilton
Paper 2: Dr Matthew Cocks
Paper 3: Gwilym Pryce

Session One - Stream Two

Paper 1: Steve Fothergill and Donald Houston
Paper 2: Neil Lee
Paper 3: Anne Green and Paul Sissons

Session Two - Stream One

Paper 1: Christina Beatty
Paper 2: Jon Warren, Kate Mattheys and Clare Bambra
Paper 3: Ryan Powell

Session Two - Stream Two

Paper 1: Ed Ferrari
Paper 2: Kevin Muldoon-Smith and Paul Greenhalgh
Paper 3: Aidan While, Richard Crisp, Will Eadson and Tony Gore

Session Three - Stream One

Paper 1: Andy Milne
Paper 2: Luke Binns
Paper 3: Alan Southern

Session Three - Stream Two

Paper 1: Crispian Fuller and Karen West
Paper 2: Paul Watt
Paper 3: Nick Gray, Lee Pugalis and Alan Townsend

Booking a place

The event is part funded by the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University. A fee of £20 plus £2 booking fee will be payable by all delegates including presenters to cover the remaining running costs of the conference. Please follow this link to register and book for the event:

Queries and bursaries

A small number of bursaries will be available to cover the fee for attendees who do not have institutional support. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for a bursary by contacting Emma Smith  Any queries about the conference can also be sent to Emma.

About People, Place and Policy

People, Place and Policy (PPP) is an open access journal ( that provides a forum for debate about how policy shapes the risks, opportunities and constraints that face people and places in contemporary society. Its aim is to foster dialogue between academics engaged in researching societal challenges and the policy-makers or practitioners charged with responding to these challenges.

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