On July 8th 2016 in Lancaster, Professor Jem Bendell will present the findings of his research for the United Nations on the future of "special economic zones". Such zones have been a cornerstone of the UK Government's economic strategy since 2012, and Cumbria launched its first zone in 2016 at Kingmoor Park outside Carlisle.
- What can be learned from the experience of thousands of zones worldwide?
- What are the latest approaches to the strategic management of zones?
- How do we avoid the multiple failures of past zones to enable sustainable economic development?
You can download the report here (pdf). Professor Bendell wrote an article for the World Economic Forum which summarises the arguments in the UN report.
You are welcome to attend the presentation for free at the Lancaster Campus of the University of Cumbria, at 1030am on 8th July in room AXB003 (Alexandra Building). Registration is in the Gallery of the Alexandra Building from 9.00am. Please register in advance here.
The talk is part of the a day of research presentations. Further information on the morning session follows below.
8th July, University of Cumbria, Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road.
9.00 Registration, refreshments and Market Place / AXB Gallery
09.30 Welcome / Hugh Pollard Lecture Theatre
09.45 Keynote & discussion: John Porter / Hugh Pollard Lecture Theatre
10.30 Room AXB003
Enterprise Zones and Sustainable Development / Jem Bendell, IFLAS
The impact of telemedicine services on the workforce: implications for teaching health professionals / Alison Marshall, CaCHeT
Real World Research: Developing school teaching as research-informed practice / Pete Boyd, Research Office & Graduate School, Institute of Education