Identity in this context is less about a shiny building, and more about owning and cultivating a culture in a place. Imagine that the public sector desired this future. Imagine they delivered it. That’s what is going to happen in this place.
we don’t have to accept the poor quality jobs we’ve already got – mainstream businesses may assume that low pay and ‘flexible’ working hours are a necessary part of their business model, but that doesn’t mean they are right.
The debate about the role of central government in reviving deprived places is stuck. The real issue isn’t more or less government, but where and what type, argues John P. Houghton.
You see for the right people, who do the right thing; social entrepreneurship is never for personal profit. You know that because of the choice they have made to ignore more lucrative corporate work to focus on doing what they do.
I was in Moscow last week. In red square, Moscow, Louis Vuitton was open for business, but Lenin’s mausoleum was closed. Well capitalism has won after all!
Although Northern Ireland is in many ways a unique case, the idea of bringing communities together through regeneration has much wider application.
Why ‘sustainable urbanisation’ is an impossible dream unless local governance is wedded to better global stewardship
Currently, the UK has no plan, no strategy and no ideas about how policy should support places where economic growth can be difficult, and sometimes darn-near impossible, other than to say that they should try and grow.
Bristol is to launch its own currency in May, imaginatively named the Bristol Pound or the £B.
UK practitioners will be energised by the stories of personal endeavour by Tumber’s heroes fighting for the future of small to medium sized towns and cities as not subservient to these ‘mega-regions’, but as fundamental to their survival and sustainability.