Representing cities - in politics and plays
Anne McElvoy looks at the benefits and challenges of cities pooling resources. Plus, Michael Wynne and Rachel De-lahay discuss their latest plays.
Anne McElvoy discusses the benefits and challenges of neighbouring cities pooling resources in the global phenomenom of city-regions. Economist Jim O'Neill, chair of the City Growth Commission, Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive of the Centre for Cities, and Dr John Harrison, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Loughborough University debate the issues for UK cities forming partnerships and ask whether it helps balance a London-centric economic recovery, or if historical rivalry and local pride could prove too big a hurdle for effective co-operation.
As two plays with strong regional overtones open tomorrow, the playwrights Michael Wynne and Rachel Delahay talk about how their city roots have shaped their writing.
Michael Wynne's Hope Place runs at the Liverpool Everyman until May 31st
Rachel Delahay's Circles runs at the Birmingham Rep until May 24th
And we continue our series in which previous New Generation Thinkers who've worked with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and BBC Radio 3 talk about their latest research and projects.
Matthew Smith, from the University of Strathclyde, and Charlotte Blease, from University College Dublin, have been working on philosophy and psychiatric diagnosis, depression and ADHD.
Presenter: Anne McElvoy
Producer: Georgia Catt.
Should UK cities form partnerships?
Jim O'Neill, Alexandra Jones and John Harrison discuss city regionalism
Representing Liverpool and Birmingham in plays
Michael Wynne and Rachel Delahay on how their city roots have shaped their writing.
Philosophy and Psychiatric Diagnosis, Depression and ADHD
New Generation Thinkers Matthew Smith and Charlotte Blease discuss.
Role Contributor Presenter Anne McElvoy Interviewed Guest Jim O'Neill Interviewed Guest Alexandra Jones Interviewed Guest John Harrison Interviewed Guest Michael Wynne Interviewed Guest Rachel De-lahay Interviewed Guest Matthew Smith Interviewed Guest Charlotte Blease Producer Georgia Catt