When local people develop plans for their local economy, conventional indicators of economic growth are pretty low down the list.
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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
Alternative finance – crowdfunding, community shares and peer-to-peer lending – is increasingly playing a role in local economic development. New research by Mark Davis and Tim Braunholtz-Speight from the Bauman Institute in Leeds assesses the potential of decentralised finance.
Leeds is getting back on its feet after being hit by floods during the Christmas period, but what can the crisis teach the city about its levels of community and economic resilience?
We wouldn’t have chosen this outcome but we are determined that if we are now to build a future outside the EU it should be one that nurtures people and the environment and creates shared benefits for all our communities, wherever they live.
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?
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?
‘Re-balancing the economy’ could mean so much more and the social economy sector can play a substantial role in it.
Northern cities and towns are places that have become post-industrial but without purpose. We need to enable people to take back control of work, governance, assets and enterprise, says Alan Southern
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’.