Holding our breath? How to clean up our cities' air

This panel discussed how a place-based approach can be effective for building solutions to the air pollution problem that are effective, enduring, and equitable.

This event, in partnership with Centre for Cities, looked at some of the latest research in Policy@Manchester’s publication On Air Quality and the economic effects of air pollution.  Exposure to air pollution has acute impacts on human health, productivity and widening societal inequalities. It is a national problem with profound local implications. 

  • Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities (Chair)
  • Prof Sheena Cruickshank, Immunologist and Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Public Engagement, The University of Manchester
  • Roger Evans, Political Advisor, UK100
  • Wayne Fitzgerald, Leader, Peterborough City Council
  • Rebecca Pow MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

This event was recorded on Monday 4 October 2021 and formed part of our party conferences fringe programme.