Community-led regeneration is flourishing in Scotland
Scotland 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.
Central Scotland is developing a ‘green’ consciousness for sustainable social and economic development. New Start spoke with head of development at the Central Scotland Green Network, and co-author of ‘Growing Awareness’, Sue Evans
In 1965, a plan was put in place to tackle ‘the Highland problem’, a seemingly unstoppable downward spiral affecting the whole economy of the Highlands and Islands.
Glaswegians are unconventional and often disrespectful of power. But can they bring together the disparate pieces of the city’s emerging alternative economy and challenge the status quo?
Test Town helps young people to try out their business ideas for real, in empty shops in towns and cities across the UK.
Glasgow is a city built by its people for its people, and a diverse range of projects are creating social and economic change there. Here’s ten of the best:
Narrative seems key to building a consensus for action. Dominant economic narratives can be easy to tell; from Tesco-isation to political nostalgia for a past. But how do we tell, coherently, the story of an alternative grassroots-driven economy? We need simpler narratives.
Here’s a challenge for our local authorities: how will they cope with the rise of accidental entrepreneurs and what does this phenomenon have to do with them anyway?
Bob Holman gave up an affluent lifestyle to live and work alongside the disadvantaged of British society. Since the 1980s he lived in Easterhouse in Glasgow, where he co-founded a neighbourhood charity, Fare. He died in June 2016.