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Professor Paul Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration, Northumbria University

Northumbria University


Grease to the wheel or a spanner in the works? A reflection on 40 years of regeneration in the North East

Do you remember the North East before the Metro Centre, or the regeneration of Newcastle Quayside or Grainger Town? Can you imagine Gateshead without the Sage and Baltic, North Tyneside without Royal Quays, Sunderland without St Peter's Riverside or Middlesbrough without Middlehaven?

These projects and more were promoted and delivered through the funding and agency of a combination of regeneration programmes and initiatives that sought to diversify the region's economy from 'coal to call (centres)' and 'ships to (computer) chips', all of which have left an enduring physical and economic legacy in the region.

Drawing on resources contained in the North East Regeneration Archive (NERA), of which he is the curator, Professor Paul Greenhalgh will offer a property-oriented review of 40 years of physical regeneration in the North East and reflect on what the future might hold in the current regeneration policy void.

ProfessorPaul Greenhalgh is Head of Built Environment at Northumbria University, founder of the URBaNE research group and R3intelligence consultancy and curator of the North East Regeneration Archive (NERA). He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is an APC assessor. His field of expertise is the analysis of commercial property markets.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm with the lecture 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

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Northumbria University
Lecture Theatre 003, Business and Law Building
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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