So, there’s an event this Friday. It’s now sold out (MCFly has already booked its ticket), but inevitably some folks don’t turn up… What’s interesting is that they have (thank god) dumped a portion of the sage-on-the-stage format. Of course, the underlying summit-love (emotathons anyone?) is still there, but let’s be thankful for small mercies… The crucial problem, imo, is not of “visions”, pictures and scenarios as much as the civil society capacity to force policymakers to keep their shiny promises. In the absence of that civil society capacity, you end up with GroundhogDayAllOverAgain… #endofrant.
‘Making Public Engagement Meaningful: Preparing the Ground for the Manchester Green Summit’ on Friday 10th November.
We are now sold out so IF YOU CANNOT COME please let us know so we can free up space for others.
Also, please note that we have had a slight reconfiguration of the agenda for the evening. We will still be hosting some speakers who will be talking about sustainability at a city level, however rather than a panel discussion, we will now be facilitating some interactive sessions where attendees will have the opportunity to develop pictures and scenarios of what a sustainable Greater Manchester might look like. The results of these activities will be written up and passed to the organisers/Steering Committee of the Mayors Green Summit with conclusions and recommendations.
We will be providing vegetarian and vegan food, plus drinks for the event between 630-7pm. We should have enough for everyone but if you’d like to get something to eat we advise arriving early.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday!
Event details: No. 70 (The old Cornerhouse building) | 70 Oxford Street, | M1 5NH Manchester | United Kingdom
6.30-7.00 pm Arrival and networking, food and drink provided
7.00-7.45 pm Introduction and social science research presentations
7.45-9.00 pm Activities to create a vision of a future sustainable Manchester