The GENECON team specialises in the dynamics of town and city
Our understanding of city competitiveness, business
agglomeration and city-scale assets, reflects our wide experience
across UK urban centres.
Members of our team were advisers to Lord Roger's Urban Task
Force and subsequently devised new delivery models for city
economic development, including URCs and EDCs.
We pioneered city collaboration between Yorkshire's cities was a
precursor to city-region economic governance. And our recent
economic masterplan and project appraisal work in cities such as
Newcastle, Sunderland, Birmingham, Sheffield, Bradford, York and
Carlisle, has advocated creative but realistic plans for city
growth in the context of recession and public spending cuts.
We have particular experience of the dynamics of town centres
and 'high streets' having led the Government's review of high
street performance alongside the Mary Portas review and
recommendations. Click here to read our high streets
performance review published by BIS. At the town centre level, we
regularly advise on area strategies, regeneration initiatives and
investment proposals, including case-making for public sector
funding programmes targeting high street reinvention in the light
of structural changes in the retail sector and the need to redefine
high street roles and functions.