New Start, NEF and CLES spent 2016 visiting ten UK cities to map and activate alternative approaches to local economic development. Here we launch our findings and challenge cities to commit to a ‘good’ local economics
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Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is looking for someone with the skills to help it capitalise on that position as it drives forward ambitious growth plans
During our tour of ten UK cities, we uncovered an emerging approach to local economic development, one that is challenging the mainstream and which can be summed up in the following 10 steps.
The mainstream model of local economics, focused on agglomeration and trickle down, is failing our cities. A new approach is emerging, one that works with the grain of places and the people that live in them.
With a city deal proposal in the pipeline, can south Wales forge a vision of a community-centric local economy?
ISSUE 539: JUNE 2016
*NEW START IN GLASGOW*
We can’t afford to do regeneration badly but we continually seem to do so. All the initiatives happening in our area are happening in a haphazard, unstructured way with token community engagement.
Belfast has a rich history of social action and some of today’s social enterprise organisations date back to the early 1900s. Here are ten of the city’s best ideas for social change:
I’ve spent the last year working on a Co-operatives UK-led research project titled Not Alone about the rise of the self-employed ‘precariat’
Over the next four months there will be unprecedented political activity and manoeuvres. This provides a huge opportunity for community and voluntary organisations – you should not be shy in ‘seizing the moment’.