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Creating the building blocks of an inclusive economy
Leeds is getting back on its feet after being hit by floods during the Christmas period, but what can the crisis teach the city about its levels of community and economic resilience?
The Leeds Poverty Truth Challenge launched in 2014 and brought together people living in poverty – testifiers – with civic and business leaders. Over a year they met regularly to confront and challenge issues around inequality that exist in the city. Here a testifier and council officer talk about the experience:
As Leeds recovers from the Christmas floods and braces itself for further economic shocks, chief executive of Leeds Council Tom Riordan talks to New Start about resilience, compassion and trying not to emulate London
Co-housing developments are built around community and sustainability but can they also be affordable? Susan Downer visits Lilac in Leeds to find out.
Social problems cannot be fixed by one agent, but need collective creativity at the local level. In Leeds, Social Business Brokers has been focusing the energy of the city on empty homes
Leeds has a self-starting, enterprising culture that makes it home to numerous social organisations, from Europe’s first Carribean carnival to the UK’s first affordable cohousing project. Here’s 10 of the best in the city: