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No Place Left Behind launch

No Place Left Behind Commission launch

The launch of the report of No Place Left Behind: the Commission into Community Prosperity and Placemaking will take place on Monday 20 September 2021 at the House of Commons.  

The event will be co-hosted by the APPG for Left Behind Neighbourhoods and is being sponsored by Paul Howell MP. 

Everyone is welcome to attend the digital streaming of the event, please register here.

Chaired by Toby Lloyd, former Head of Policy at Shelter and Housing Adviser to the Prime Minister, the Commission seeks to identify and develop policy and practice that enables regenerative development in ‘left behind places’. It aims to ensure that the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda is deliverable and meaningful for those who live and work in these places. The commission’s mantra is that no place should be left behind. 

PlaceShapers CEO, Rachael Orr and Board members, Paul Fiddaman (CEO of Karbon), and Gareth Swarbrick (CEO of RBH)  are among 15 commissioners. They have fed in ideas and insights from members and will work with members when the Commission is developing its policy work. 

There will be a special preview event led by Toby Lloyd for PlaceShapers members on Wednesday 8 September 2021. 

The launch event at the Housing of Commons will be chaired by Vidhya Alakeson, CEO of Power to Change. 

Speakers include: 

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP 
Cllr Timothy Smith, Leader of Calderdale Council (invited) 
Jo Gideon MP 
Karin Smyth MP
Rachel Wolf of Public First 
Community practitioners from Wolverhampton, Bristol and Durham.