The Cardiff city-region is emerging as one of the new arenas of governance in Wales.
A presentation and exhibition of student work held in the Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms explored the spatial planning agenda facing the Cardiff city-region. The materials produced by students highlighted the spatial planning challenges of an 'interdependent but unplanned' city-region, and speculated on some of the policy responses to them.
The event (hosted by the School’s Innovation and Engagement Unit) included a short presentation from Dr Neil Harris and an opportunity for guests to review the exhibition materials as well as debate the responses with final year planning undergraduates. Students involved in the event did an excellent job of presenting their ideas and engaging with guests.
Alan Brown of ABA (Alan Brown Associates) Tweeted:
“@CardiffCPLAN Thanks for an enjoyable event - I hope the same level of enthusiasm & exciting ideas are deployed by the actual City Region Team”.
The School’s Professor Kevin Morgan (who also attended the event) is a leading figure in research into City-Regions. Recently appointed as an advisor to the Welsh Government, the University’s Dean of Engagement sets out the importance of the flagship University project in the recent edition of Cardiff News, available online, Page 6.