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Oct
19
Fri
The Future of Inclusive Growth in Leeds City Region – Conference @ Platform
Oct 19 all-day

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Event Description

While automation could provide added value for both the private and public sectors, it is likely to pose immense challenges to Leeds City Region’s economy in the near future. It is predicted that 30% of UK jobs are at risk of automation in the next few decades, particularly in the post-industrial reality of West Yorkshire. Whilst mainstream economic measures have shown to be incapable of providing more inclusive policies, technological advancements could constitute an opportunity – rather than a source of anxiety- to build a more sustainable society.

This event aims to gather innovative thinkers and practitioners for civic debate: to strategize how new technologies can be used to further a more just distribution of wealth and encourage fairer, more sustainable inclusive growth in the Leeds City Region. This one-day event will combine talks, discussions and breakout sessions and will provide an opportunity to engage with a unique network of Researchers, institutions and businesses for further collaboration. We hope that the event will provide a platform for constructive discussions about the future of the Yorkshire region.

Conference Programme:

To include,

Opening Address – Sherif Youssef, Doctoral Researcher at Leeds University Business School

Keynote – Fiona Bolam, Head of Economic Policy, Sector Development and Inovation, Leeds City Council

Panel Discussion: Inclusive Growth in the Leeds City Region, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Matthew Brown, Concol Leader, Preston City Council
  • Mike Hawking, Acting Policy and Research Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Stuart Clark, Private Investor & Founder, Leeds Digital Festival
  • Fiona Bolam, Head of Economic Policy, Sector Development and Innovation, Leeds City Council
  • Will Richards, Senior Partner, PWC Leeds
  • Panel Facilitator: Dr Mark Davis, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds

Panel Discussion: Automation and the Future of Work in Leeds City Region

  • David Bent, Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL
  • Malcolm Torry, Director, UK Citizens BI Trust/General Manager, BI Earth Network
  • Will Stronge, Co-founder and Co-Director, Autonomy Institute
  • Paul Hayes, Corporate Policy Manager, Wakefield City Council
  • Panel Facilitator: Vera Trappmann, Associate Professor in Work and Employment Relations, University of Leeds Business School

Workshop: Inclusive Growth, is Entrepreneurship the answer?

  • Graham Ponton, Leeds City Council
  • Sherif Youssef, University of Leeds
  • Carlos Montano, University of Leeds
  • George Edwards, University of Leeds

Closing Remarks

For event enquiries, please contact Sherif Youssef – ss15sray@leeds.ac.uk

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Oct
31
Wed
Leeds Living Lab & LSSI Collaborative Workshop @ Research Meeting Room 1, Edward Boyle Library
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Leeds Living Lab and Leeds Social Sciences Institute are working collaboratively to present a workshop designed to provide information about the Leeds Living Lab and facilitate the development of interdisciplinary social science Living Lab projects. The workshop will provide a chance to learn about various opportunities arising from the collaborative working of the Leeds Living Lab and the LSSI.

Proposed Programme:

12.30 – Lunch and networking

13.00 – Introduction to the Leeds Social Sciences Institute and the Leeds Living Lab (Professor Karen Lucas- Deputy Director LSSI, and Dr Louise Ellis- Director of Sustainability)

13.30 – Case Study: Trialling and evaluating the impacts of the Mixed Ability Sports Model in a University setting (Dr Jen Dyer)

14.00 – Workshop 1: Current areas of research interest – exploring opportunities for collaborative projects with sustainability impact, using the University as your test-bed

15.00 – Workshop 2: Living Lab for Air Quality (presentation from Dr James Tate)

Round table discussions exploring opportunities for research into air quality in Leeds, collaborating with currently Living Lab research partners and possible new projects

16.00 – Wrap up and next steps.

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Nov
7
Wed
‘Linking Leeds’ Seminar – 07 November @ Quarry House, Leeds, LS2 7UA
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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In order to help build a richer connection between the academic and policy worlds, the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) at the University of Leeds and the Department for work and pensions (DWP) have developed a monthly seminar series: Linking Leeds.

The monthly seminars will provide an opportunity to hear from both leading Social Scientists at the University of Leeds as well as prominent analysts, strategists and policy makers from the Department for Work and Pensions.

At November’s event, we will hear from Dr Anne Owen on ‘Demographic Change, Consumption and the UK’s energy needs’. The seminar will be followed by a 30 minute question and answer session. Refreshments will be provided.

If you have any dietary or access requirements, or any further questions about the Linking Leeds seminar series, please contact LSSI Coordinator, Hannah Crow (H.E.Crow@leeds.ac.uk).

Nov
19
Mon
Industrial Strategy and Civic Need – Conference @ Leeds Town Hall
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm
Nov
28
Wed
‘Linking Leeds’ Seminar – 28 November @ Quarry House, Leeds, LS2 7UA
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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In order to help build a richer connection between the academic and policy worlds, the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) at the University of Leeds and the Department for work and pensions (DWP) have developed a monthly seminar series: Linking Leeds.

This seminar series will provide an opportunity to hear from both leading Social Scientists at the University of Leeds as well as prominent analysts, strategists and policy makers from the Department for Work and Pensions.

At this event, we will hear from Professor Irena Grugulis on ‘Soft Skills at Work’. The seminar will be followed by a 30 minute question and answer session. Lunch will be provided.

If you have any dietary or access requirements, or any further questions about the Linking Leeds seminar series, please contact LSSI Coordinator, Hannah Crow (H.E.Crow@leeds.ac.uk).

Dec
12
Wed
‘Linking Leeds’ Seminar – 12 December @ Quarry House, Leeds, LS2 7UA
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

REGISTER HERE

In order to help build a richer connection between the academic and policy worlds, the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) at the University of Leeds and the Department for work and pensions (DWP) have developed a monthly seminar series: Linking Leeds.

The monthly seminars will provide an opportunity to hear from both leading Social Scientists at the University of Leeds as well as prominent analysts, strategists and policy makers from the Department for Work and Pensions.

At December’s event, we will hear from Jeroen Bastiaanssen on ‘Youth mobility and access to economic opportunities’, and Dr Jana Javornik on Parenthood and aring: how men and women balance work and caring responsibilities – employers’ data’. The seminar will be followed by a 30 minute question and answer session. Lunch will be provided.

If you have any dietary or access requirements, or any further questions about the Linking Leeds seminar series, please contact LSSI Coordinator, Hannah Crow (H.E.Crow@leeds.ac.uk).

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