2020 brought a health pandemic that caused Bristol – like everywhere else – to shut down for months. How has the lockdown affected Bristol’s economy, development and progress as a sustainable and inclusive city?
What long-term impact will 2020 have on jobs, homes, education, welfare and mental health here? How essential now is the protection and growth of a diverse economy with jobs for all, a house-building programme and our ambitious transport and connectivity plans?
How will these plans be affected by unemployment, reductions in public investment? How can the city rebuild a sustainable, inclusive, fair and successful city? And what role do the sustainable development goals play?
Mayor Marvin Rees reflects on this, four years of his mayoralty and plans for the future. He is joined by youth mayors Alice Towle and John Wayman, and Caleb Parkin, Bristol City Poet who will also consider ‘mutual respect’ in today’s society.
This is a Festival of Ideas Online event and will take place on their Crowdcast platform. When you register, please add any questions you’d like discussed. The event will also be live-streamed to Facebook.
This event also marks the beginning of a year-long partnership with Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and the Common Currency programme exploring the theme ‘Free Speech and Democracy’.
Common Currency is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.