Leeds was the generous and trusting host for the second in the Delightful City series on Saturday 27th June 2020. The event was also live-streamed on Facebook and was recorded with the video being uploaded onto this page and also on YouTube. It was another inspirational evening listening to the dreams and hopes of people chosen from the Leeds community to open up a conversation about what would delight them as Leeds emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown.
It was ably hosted by Ed Carlisle who introduced us to the panel of three citizens with Anj Handa starting the evening, being followed by Liz Wright and concluding the presentations was Jack Simpson. It was challenging and inspiring to hear their different vision for their home city and there were many cross-overs from the Liverpool event the week before.
You can watch the seminar here:
It was a fantastic evening of thought-provoking discussion that ended with the question to all of us – ‘well, what are we waiting for?’ In the coming weeks we’re planning on extending the series, first in Manchester and then to other cities across the north. We are building a community of enquiry around the question – ‘What would it take for the city to delight us?’ We want the challenge to our city leaders and our citizens to go beyond a merely functional city, although we want that too, to how can cities inspire and delight the people that live in them and what role will we all play in this? Care to join us?
You can find out more about the Liverpool stage of the Trans-Pennine conversation HERE and follow the whole process on our seminar page HERE where we have gathered everything we have published about the project of re-imagining our cities post-Covid. We have published both videos on our YouTube channel HERE.
Some comments were left on the Feedback Form:
- It was inspiring! Something has been started with these conversations. They must continue.
- Let’s keep having the conversations, exploring and creating together.
- Can we connect to others on the call in some way?
- Thanks for organising – not signing up to your emails as I am in Leeds not Liverpool
- Great event, lots to think about
- Thanks once again.