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Infrastructure investment in an age of devolution: Risks and opportunities

  • Conference
  • 22 February 2017
  • 09:30 - 16:00
Infrastructure investment in an age of devolution: Risks and opportunities

About this event

Devolution offers the opportunity for local areas to plan for integrated infrastructure solutions, encompassing energy, flood risk management, transport, housing, and digital and green infrastructure. However, infrastructure decisions have strategic implications, impacting across various local, regional, and national geographical levels.

In a changing system of governance, clarity is required in the bid preparation process, in deciding the most appropriate political level for determining infrastructure need, and in allocating responsibility for the implementation of infrastructure investment strategies. Collaboration will be required between communities, local authorities, regulatory and delivery bodies, and national government, but with clear lines of accountability. Infrastructure pipelines must be coordinated with regional skills plans, and new financing streams will be required to deliver growth through infrastructure.

This seminar, drawing on experience developed through the devolution process so far, deals with the practical steps needed in a devolved context to ensure maximum benefit from infrastructure investment for the economy, local communities, and the environment.

The seminar covers

  • The devolution bid process
  • Local and regional strategies for infrastructure
  • Planning skills need through the infrastructure pipeline
  • Finance for infrastructure

Speakers confirmed so far

  • Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Leader of the Council, Barnsley MBC
  • Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
  • Angus Walker, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
  • Jonathan Spruce, Director, Fore Consulting Ltd
  • Professor Andy Pike, Director of CURDS, Newcastle University


Early bird: LGiU & ICE Members: £157.45 +VAT
Non-Members: £202.45 +VAT

Early Bird offer ends 23 December 2016.

LGiU & ICE Members: £174.95 +VAT
Non-Members: £224.95 +VAT

Event venue

National Council For Voluntary Organisations
8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Ben Goodwin

e: ben.goodwin@ice.org.uk