Newcastle Archives - NewStart
During our tour of ten UK cities, we uncovered an emerging approach to local economic development, one that is challenging the mainstream and which can be summed up in the following 10 steps.
The mainstream model of local economics, focused on agglomeration and trickle down, is failing our cities. A new approach is emerging, one that works with the grain of places and the people that live in them.
The decline of manufacturing and the impact of public sector cuts are creating a perfect storm in Newcastle’s marginalised areas. Can the city forge a new vision that goes beyond municipalism and industrial growth?
Has the legacy of the Jarrow March embedded this sense of powerlessness? Is the north east struggling economically because they don’t have the skills, or because they don’t have the confidence?