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What infrastructure does society need and what policies can deliver it?

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Infrastructure is vital for the economic growth of places and enhancing the wellbeing
and quality of life of its citizens. In this session, our guest speakers discuss why infrastructure matters in the 21st century and how decision-makers can deliver it. What actions are needed to improve the delivery of infrastructure? How can data-driven tools improve decision-making? And how can policymakers future-proof infrastructure projects to ensure that new plans benefit people and places now and in the future?

Guest speakers:

  • Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Member of Parliament for Tunbridge Wells, and former Minister for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities in 2022
  • Prof Jennifer Schooling, Professor of Digital Innovation and Smart Places at ARU (Anglia Ruskin University)
  •  Giles Wilkes, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government


  • Prof Michael Kenny, Professor of Public Policy and inaugural Director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

This discussion was part of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy Annual Conference 2024 recorded on Friday 22 March 2024 at Churchill College, Cambridge, UK