He will take on this national role for three months alongside his responsibilities as chief executive of the council.
Good City Economies: Leeds
The survey also found that almost two thirds of people (61%) think housing should be decided at a local level.
The Community Connector programme will work in priority neighbourhoods to help people looking to access training, skills and educational opportunities.
For the last 20 years, homeless people in Leeds have been transforming derelict properties with Canopy Housing – and the best part is they get to live in them after.
Gipton Fire Station will now be home to six different third sector organisations.
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.