‘The key priority for whoever who wins next month’s election should be to lay the foundations needed to boost overall economic growth.’
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‘There’s not much point building more council houses if we are also subject to the Right to Buy, and they are sold from under our feet.’
The study also warns that working with too many external partners could ‘dilute’ policies so they don’t sufficiently tackle the complex problems of climate change.
The trust will be responsible for around 409 hectares of land, following three years of planning and a lengthy public consultation.
Management and development of the council’s 33 parks, 21 recreation sites and hundreds of allotments sites will be transferred
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?
There’s a real opportunity for us to work collectively to establish Newcastle as a leading city, one that delivers economic growth sustainably and is willing to experiment in delivery.