The Mayor of Greater Manchester: Promise and Challenge of his office

7pm, Thurs 6th July 2017

Room 3.14, Business School, All Saints, Manchester Metropolitan University (3rd Floor)

One of the most important recent developments in the civic life of Manchester and the North West has been the election of the Mayor of Greater Manchester. The Mayor has been granted extensive powers over many areas of public life, and his authority is even greater than that of his peer in London. A dynamic Mayor will stimulate the economic, social and cultural life of our region. But what are some of the challenges that he is facing? What problems has he inherited from the past, and how can they be tackled? These issues will be discussed by Professor Catherine Parker and Dr. Steve Millington.

Catherine Parker is Professor of Retail Marketing at the Manchester Metropolitan University, and the Director of the Institute of Place Management, the professional institute for all those involved in making places better.

Steve Millington is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the Manchester Metropolitan University. A trustee of the Manchester Geographical Society, he is also a Director at the Institute of Place Management.

Admission Free: but a voluntary donation of £ 2 in aid of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity will be greatly appreciated.

Free car park under the Mancunian Way behind the Business School after 5.00 pm. Entrance from Chester Street.

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