The Sheffield Civic Trust is pleased to announce the first of a number of panel discussions planned around the future of  Sheffield city centre.

FutureCity: Future Retail – Join the SCT panel discussion, which aims to highlight some informed and creative thinking about the future of retail development in the city centre.  Irena Bauman will speak about how retail is unsustainable and the resilience of trading. Simon Parris will leap from talking about temporary usage to a future scenario that looks forward to 2035 after HS2 has been established at Meadowhall and the Lower Don Valley is flourishing.  After the speakers’ presentations the floor will be open for discussion.

We hope that the debate might include issues such as:

What might be the alternatives for the city ‘post-Sevenstone’?

What is viability of a dedicated city centre retail district in the digital age?

Can more ‘pop-up’ and temporary uses be part of a sustainable solution?

What other new events and uses might complement city centre retail and offer an attractive alternative to out-of-town shopping?

Our Panel members are Irena Bauman (Bauman Lyons Architects) and Simon Parris (University of Sheffield Town and Regional Planning).

To book your place please go to

Entry FREE for members of SheffieldCivic Trust and those in full time education.  A £5 charge will be levied for others on the door to help cover the cost of holding the event

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