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Chief Scientific Officer for Department for DCMS visits The Market

On 14 June 2022, Professor Tom Rodden, Chief Scientific Officer of Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and his team visited The Market for a tour of the area and discussions with members of QCAP and Market Development Association.

On 14 June 2022, during a trip to Queen’s, Professor Tom Rodden, Chief Scientific Officer of Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and his team visited The Market for a tour of the area and discussions with members of the QCAP team and Market Development Association (MDA).

MDA staff gave a presentation on the history of the area, and outlined the challenges faced, in particular the impact of planning in the area on local residents’ lives, their health, wellbeing, educational and employment outcomes.

Professor Rodden and his team were then taken on a guided walking tour of the area to contextualize the presentation and the ensuing discussions highlighted community issues of over-development, employment, housing and lack of connectivity to the City Centre – and how these issues can best be tackled and resolved. 

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