NewStart in Sheffield
On Friday 4th December, Sheffield First, with New Start, NEF and CLES, hosted a roundtable discussion looking at alternative models of economic growth, with a particular interest in how we can ensure that growth is fair and inclusive, so that it benefits everyone in our city and not just a few.
Sheffield is a city of makers, of ‘little mesters’ in workshops and studio complexes dotted around the city’s villages. But can Little Sheffield fit with the ‘big’ economic picture the city region is developing?
Sheffield University has stepped up its role within the city since austerity cuts hit the council. ‘Professor Vanessa’ – academic and circus director – has been appointed to head up the university’s engagement with the city, and talks to New Start about maker culture, creativity and running a city like a circus
Sheffield is rich in industrial heritage, outdoor life, independent thinking, creativity and community. Here’s ten of the city’s best ideas for change:
At a time when big is seen as better, ‘Little Sheffield’ is pioneering a new approach to local economics in the city that built its fortune on the small. Gareth Roberts reports.
Sheffield’s city centre is a sorry sight after plans for its redevelopment fell apart during the recession. The city now has the choice of another top-down retail scheme or opting for a slower, community-led approach, says Nigel Slack