Creating a better evidence base and seeking out ‘unusual friends’ are two ways to transform tired towns.
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Social businesses can be at the heart of local economies, particularly in rural, post-industrial, inner city and coastal communities.
Asking the question ‘what is the economy for?’ permits a broader consideration of what economic priorities should be, beyond extractive growth.
‘These are unashamedly normal homes for everyday use. They’re not one-offs.’
‘Public servants must reimagine the way they deliver the services that citizens need.’
Images depict the variety and passion of volunteering
Developing a city deal that works for all
More of the same won’t work for places like Pontypool
With a city deal proposal in the pipeline, can south Wales forge a vision of a community-centric local economy?
I wanted to change the emphasis on the state believing it was the answer to all the country’s economic woes; I wanted to do my bit to challenge the mindset among Welsh business people that risks aren’t worth taking.