York Hospital, Wigginton Rd, York, YO31 8HE – open 24 hours
York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX – for opening times, contact university switchboard on telephone: 01904 624624
Local businesses, students and residents can meet Talk York consultants at a range of community events, including a ‘Masterclass in Place Branding’, led by Martin Boisen, founder of For the Love of Place, on Tuesday 2 July – book tickets online.
The masterclass will be webcast ‘live’ from York St John University, via our YouTube Channel, from 6.00pm.
Background to Talk York
York has recently won awards from the Sunday Times who voted it ‘best place to live’ in the UK in 2018, and ‘best place to live’ in the North and North East of England in 2019.
On top of this, York boasts UNESCO ‘City of Media Arts’ status, being the UK’s first ‘gigabit city’, a Condé Nast ‘best city architecture, 2018’ award, best Christmas market in the UK, and ‘Britain’s favourite city’ (YouGov).
However, York has a challenging local economy:
even though residents are highly educated, weekly wages in the city are below average
young people and key workers often struggle to afford to live in the city
there are high levels of employment in the hospitality, retail and health and social care sectors, which pay less than the national average wage
Through this consultation, we hope to start to plan to rebalance the local economy, by attracting further inward investment.
The consultants we’re working with are passionate about shaping and improving places, to attract investment and tourism, and to make them better for residents; the project team bring best-practice and international experience from similar projects in Amsterdam, Manchester, Copenhagen, Utrecht, London King’s Cross, and Thamesmead.