Published: 15th Aug 2019

NewStart recently travelled to Bristol to see if the city’s reputation for creativity and innovation can help tackle some of its infamous inequalities. In part three of our series, we met the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, to discuss why the city is so behind finding a solution to its air pollution crisis. ‘The problem with Marvin is he loves cars’, a Bristolian tells me when I mention I will be meeting the Mayor of Bristol to talk about air pollution. Marvin Rees won the Bristol Mayoralship in 2016 on a ticket of social justice, promising to bridge the gap between the city’s haves and have nots. Since then he’s won plaudits for driving innovative approaches around housing such as the Bristol Housing Festival, and energy with the £1bn City Leap project which aims to build a world-class renewables infrastructure. However, delays to a clean air plan have left some in … (To read the full article, subscribe below)