Is Quality of Life a Competitive Advantage for City Regions?

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August 27, 2018


  • What kind of City region would you like to live and work in? 
  • What would you prioritise? 
  • What would the world’s foremost experts have to say? 

Join Cork Chamber and Cork City Council in the River Room, Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Thursday August 30, 2018 12.30 to 14.00.

Places are limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday 

Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Fergal Dennehy will share his vision as a leader of our elected members.  Chamber Director of Public Affairs Thomas Mc Hugh then chairs a panel with Pat Ledwidge, Deputy CEO of Cork City Council in conversation with some of the world's foremost academic experts: 

Professor Alessandra FaggianDirector of Social Sciences and Vice Provost for Research at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy
Professor Vicente RoyuelaSchool of Economics, University of Barcelona
Dr Özge ÖnerDepartment of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.

The European Regional Science Association 58th Annual Congress takes place in University College Cork this August 28-31. As the largest regional science conference in the world, it brings 750 regional and urban economists and planners to Cork from 54 countries.
Increasingly it is recognised that quality of life is important for businesses attracting the brightest of talent. We read of cities’ rankings in quality of life indices and city regions are investing more time and resources in enhancing the quality of life as a source of advantage for business. 
This event will provide the latest insight on the relationship between quality of life and business performance. The factors that matter most for quality of life in a city region such as Cork, and the policies that have worked to provide sustainable benefits to those that live and work in city regions around the world.