'We are working with others to see how the lagoon can be delivered slightly differently so it can be delivered as a Welsh project.'
Interview Archives - Page 2 of 13 - NewStart
He spoke to NewStart about how to make a financial success of community projects, the state of localism, and 'the end of austerity.'
'There's an obsession with work which says human value only comes from work. I think that's really toxic mindset to have.'
'Revitalising an area through careful interventions is perhaps a shift away from big scale regeneration which said - clear it and rebuild it.'
'Too often this support is focused on people in supported housing and perhaps the biggest challenge is how we can support all people who are in need of housing.'
'We’re still dealing with an almost embedded nimbyism that says development has to be justified, rather than starting with the point of view that people need homes to live in.'
'Leeds has always been a commercial city at heart and a manufacturing base. Our core fundamentals are strong.'
'At a time when people are shopping online and using out of town shopping centres, we’ve seen ours do pretty well.'
'To find themselves in a detached house with all the mod cons was fantastic, and quickly prefabs became rather aspirational places to live.'
'The role of place is to empower the individual to live a free, fulfilled and happy life and a sense of decency has to be the golden thread.'