Under the current system, public transport investment will not result in the type of transformation the north is looking for, in part because such a high percentage of transport spend ends up as corporate profits. We can do better, in part by incorporating ideas and ideals from local economics.
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It may even be that the very success of Leeds has concentrated the poverty, raised property prices, made home ownership more difficult, entrenched the difficulties of Bradford next door – the closest we get in the UK to the disastrous pattern in the US cities where success is twinned with failure next door, St Louis and East St Louis, Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey.
I’ve spent the last ten years as a co-operative property developer.
In the current environment, we need to seek local solutions to local problems, develop new pathways into work to ensure that services can respond to multiple needs.