‘The level of demand in just over one week is clear proof that this was the right product at the right time.'
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'We want to improve connections for people in the east to the rest of the city and beyond so they have a better chance of accessing jobs.'
‘We know that Wales needs more good quality housing; to develop renewable energy and for people to be able to access well-paid jobs.'
'A decade of austerity has left the financial model which underpins culture in British cities creaking at the seams.'
Developing a city deal that works for all
With a city deal proposal in the pipeline, can south Wales forge a vision of a community-centric local economy?
We struggled to pin down the link between the prospective City Deal the Cardiff region will soon be producing, and the outcomes we’d just collectively identified as top priorities for Cardiff’s local economy.
Wales’ relatively weak economic performance to date ought to suggest that something isn’t quite right with its approach to economic development. Yet it’s pretty much business as usual.
Resurrecting an old technology has enabled communities in Wales to chip away at a massive global problem – and provide an innovative means to regenerate otherwise isolated local communities.
The ‘global’ vision for the Cardiff Capital region and the ‘local’ vision imagined by some of the region’s academics and social entrepreneurs are not mutually exclusive.