Building Back Better Together in Greater Manchester

The Event

Join us as we discuss 'How do we create more active, healthy places where communities can thrive?’

Purpose of the session: Bringing people together to share learning from diversity of perspectives across different sectors and areas of Greater Manchester.

  • To help each other play our full role in building back better
  • Collectively ‘mind the gap’ - to address inequalities in activity, health and place
  • Rethinking how we design places in light of challenges of living with Covid
  • Meet challenge of climate crisis
  • Share good practice and further develop partnership working
  • Kickstart a conversation about what we want to have happen and how?

Event details

Time: 11am - 12.30pm

Date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Platform: Zoom

Upon registering using the form below you will receive an email with the Zoom link which you can then use to join the conversation. Please ensure you retain this email to be able to join the conversation.


Welcome and introduction – Eve Holt, Strategic Director, GM Moving / GreaterSport

Conversation starters:

  • Ishaa Asim, Youth Strike Manchester activist.  What kind of places do we want to create?
  • Chris Standish, Regenda.  Learning from Fleetwood.
  • Sarah McClelland, Great Places.  How do we enable active, sustainable travel?
  • Tom Bassford, One Manchester.  Minding the inequality gap.
  • Annette Turner, Tameside Council.  Working with the local community.
  • Graham Moore, Oldham Council.  Can we better share best practice in planning?
  • Nick Evans. Sport England.  What can we learn from other cities and city regions?

NB: This session will be recorded on Zoom to be shared after the event. If you don't want your screen to feature in the video please ensure your camera is turned off.

Thematic breakout discussions:

We will break into groups to explore what we want to happen, what we need to do, what could get in the way and our key asks of others.

Group 1: What is our shared vision for place?

Group 2: How do we enable more active travel?

Group 3: What do we need to do to narrow the gap?

Group 4: What are effective ways of working in & for place?

Group 5: How do we best gather and share best practice? 

Summing up and next steps

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