New Start speaks to Professor Nick Eyre, who has been recently appointed as Oxford City Council’s scientific adviser.
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'If you don’t listen to poor people and you just say, “This is the world as I see it and you need to see it the way I see it", then where do the people go? Trump, Johnson, Farage – who are not environmentalists.'
'There are things going on — but sometimes central government need giant things to stand in front of, but misses how the smaller scale can add up to something revolutionary.'
To help incubate new ideas that address the city's housing crisis and rebalance some of those inequalities, the five-year Bristol Housing Festival was born in 2018.
'It is going to change but construction is still done in a way it was done 200 years ago. It's not just about construction but digitising design which will be a gamechanger.'
'Traditionally, "an Englishman’s home is his castle", right? Although people are starting to question whether it’s a home if no one is living in it.'
'We’ve got to work out what our USP is'
'Pouring content into people is futile so we teach life skills that will last you a lifetime.'
'I will not put our name to something that would do anything to engender that kind of stigma. People living in our properties don't deserve that.'
Our emphasis is about getting into the education and skills space in a much more meaningful way as it needs to speak to the needs of employers in the city.