Green Growth: New Shoots is an exciting conference taking place in the heart of Sheffield’s attractive city centre on 9 – 10 May.

Our cities and city regions are facing an urgent challenge to create jobs and economic growth- but how can this be balanced with the need to improve social cohesion and create sustainable communities? And what are the opportunities for durable growth and investing in Green Infrastructure and how does a high quality environment attract and retain talent and confidence?

So Green Growth: New Shoots
will ask the critical questions.

How can our cities generate smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, making the most of our green credentials and people’s passions, potential and proficiencies?

We could contend that these assets are amongst our most valuable advantages. With the right leadership and stewardship this could become a distinct competitive advantage for future growth!

By providing a forum for debate and networking, Green Growth: New Shoots will attempt to further our shared understanding of the issues and ways forward to help address these central challenges.

The conference will celebrate the achievements of VALUE and MP4 and include inspiring talks, discussions, site visits, networking all juxtaposed with cultural happenings. It is held being at Sheffield Hallam University, five minutes walk from Sheffield Train Station within minutes of numerous central hotels, restaurants, cafes and cultural attractions.

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Confirmed Speakers

Prof Lars Gemsøe

Gehl Architects

Prof David Hill

Natural England

Gideon Amos

Town & Country
Planning Association

Prof Anne Power

London School
of Economics

Prof Richard Ashley


Michael Schwarze-

Regional Association
Ruhr (RVR)

Jörg Dürr-Pucher

Clean Energy GmbH

Tom Wild

South Yorkshire
Forest Partnership