Too much talk on social media, too much criticism and too much hypothesising. None of this can deliver the change our society need right now.
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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.
For all the positives of devolution, it’s been locked into austerity and a neo-classical framed economic model prescribed by Treasury – where a ‘rising economic tide will lift all boats’ is left as the main means of tackling poverty.
As the new government sets out its stall, five commentators give their views on a key policy – devolution
In 1965, a plan was put in place to tackle ‘the Highland problem’, a seemingly unstoppable downward spiral affecting the whole economy of the Highlands and Islands.
Time credits help us to value everyone’s contribution and rekindle people’s confidence in their agency and power. This is at the heart of our approach. We seek to tackle inequality, promote empowered communities and renewed citizenship based on public services and people working hand in hand.
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?
ISSUE 539: JUNE 2016
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Here’s a challenge for our local authorities: how will they cope with the rise of accidental entrepreneurs and what does this phenomenon have to do with them anyway?
ISSUE 538: MAY 2016
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