The Re-birth of Towns in a Digital Age

The South Yorkshire Branch would like to thank The Training Foundry for generously sponsoring this event.

Date/Time:
Thursday 11 December 2008, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Speaker:
Phil Davies, TownTalk

Abstract

Urban centres are back; bigger and bolder than ever before, but now they are democratised, with decisions and developments being undertaken collectively, thanks to the Internet. We will look at the ways the retail industry has responded to e-commerce, and what towns have had to do to win back their customers after three decades of decline. How towns brand themselves, how they appeal to visitors and how stakeholders within town centres can all play a role in urban renaissance - towns belong to us all and we all have a role to play in the way they establish themselves in the 21st Century.