As our politicians celebrate a return to GDP growth, this May edition of New Start puts forward some ideas for how economic growth can more fully serve people and places.
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We can build a civil economy, but we can only do it in collaboration. We must replace sectoral ‘us and them’ relationships with a new generosity, glued by a shared love of place.
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.
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.
While the language of growth and competitiveness fills the pages of our local plans, enterprise partnerships and corporate strategies, there is much less clarity about what we actually mean by growth and how we hope to use it to improve our localities.
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.
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.
At a time of austerity, rising poverty, increasing inequality, cuts to vital public services and, in many places, significant demographic change, social capital is more important than ever.
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
Does voter turnout at local elections matter? Voters may be content to leave it to those with the energy and enthusiasm to pursue potholes, dog fouling and mini roundabouts with vim and vigour. But robust voter turnout is viewed as fundamental to a healthy democracy.