24: Neil Schneider, former Chief Executive of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
‘Bulldoze the high street and build a giant park – Is Stockton the future of Britain?’ So ran the headline in The Guardian last February… But why?
Let’s ask a real hero of ours; Neil Schneider – former Chief Executive at Stockton upon Tees Borough Council and someone who real knows how to inspire change at a city scale!
Neil tells us the story of how Stockton-on-Tees came to be the canary in the mine of High Street revival, in the face of a burgeoning large-scale mall culture. He leans in to the town’s history and people, and in doing so, creates a mixed bag of unforgettable festival moments and a community that fell back in love with its town.
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Adam Scott, Founder, FreeState
Neil Schneider, former Chief Executive of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Image: Proposed redesign of Stockton-on-Tees high waterfront precinct / Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council