Published: 12th May 2014

growth and plantsISSUE 521, MAY 2014

*SPECIAL FOCUS ON GOOD GROWTH*

EDITORIAL: WHAT DOES GOOD GROWTH LOOK LIKE?

CREATING ANTI-POVERTY GROWTH:
Britain is growing again but will the shoots of growth lead to a reduction in poverty? Not likely, says Clare Cummings, unless poverty moves up the economic agenda.

DETROIT: CITIZEN-LED GROWTH:
The former Motor City has come to epitomise urban decline in recent years. But it is now discovering a different kind of growth, led by its citizens and their love of place, as Dan Gilmartin and Sarah Craft report

HOW TO… ENSURE GROWTH IS INCLUSIVE:
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Leeds Council and Leeds City Region have joined forces and embarked on a programme to ensure that growth and poverty reduction in the region are linked. Josh Stott reports.

Q & A WITH THE BISHOP OF BIRMINGHAM: A JOINED-UP APPROACH TO POVERTY
He collected hunger stories during Lent, is co-ordinating a social inclusion network across the UK, and is calling for everyone – from businesses to individuals – to take responsibility for growing levels of poverty. New Start speaks to the Bishop of Birmingham, David Urquart.

WHY GREEN GROWTH WON’T TRANSFORM THE ECONOMY
Green growth is a myth. Because it ignores the social, political and personal dimensions of sustainability, it can never cut deep enough into the structures of self and society to secure solutions to the crises that we face, says Andre Reichel.

COMMENT: BUILDING A LOCAL CIVIL ECONOMY

COMMENT: ECONOMIC GROWTH: GETTING BEYOND FAIRY TALE POLICY

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