Role: Associate Director
Date: 21st March 2018
Over the last 18 months Regeneris has been working closely with the University of Hull and Hull 2017 Ltd to evaluate the wide-ranging outcomes of Hull City’s celebrated year as the UK City of Culture.
Last week saw the evaluation work undertaken culminate in a major two-day conference where colleagues Margaret Collins and Stuart Merali-Younger shared their outcome findings with local and national stakeholders. The event also saw the launch of the preliminary impacts report and summary report.
Although at an early stage to fully evaluate the long-term impacts of the programme on the economy and community of Hull, the report confirms that the initial signs are positive, including:
Work continues to understand the impact and lessons learnt from Hull’s City of Culture experience. Building on our work, the university will continue to undertake further analysis of the wide range of data collected during 2017, as well as speaking to a large number of stakeholders over the coming year. A final evaluation report for Hull UK City of Culture is expected in Spring 2019.
For more information on Regeneris’ work on assessing the economic and social impacts on cities, capitals of culture and culture led regeneration schemes, please contact Stuart Merali-Younger or Margaret Collins.
Photo credit: Made in Hull, Tom Arran
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