'We want to improve connections for people in the east to the rest of the city and beyond so they have a better chance of accessing jobs.'
Cardiff Archives - NewStart
Approximately 8,000 households in Cardiff are on Cardiff Council’s waiting list for new homes, with around 400 new applications added each month.
'A decade of austerity has left the financial model which underpins culture in British cities creaking at the seams.'
Developing a city deal that works for all
With a city deal proposal in the pipeline, can south Wales forge a vision of a community-centric local economy?
We struggled to pin down the link between the prospective City Deal the Cardiff region will soon be producing, and the outcomes we’d just collectively identified as top priorities for Cardiff’s local economy.
Wales’ relatively weak economic performance to date ought to suggest that something isn’t quite right with its approach to economic development. Yet it’s pretty much business as usual.
Resurrecting an old technology has enabled communities in Wales to chip away at a massive global problem – and provide an innovative means to regenerate otherwise isolated local communities.
The ‘global’ vision for the Cardiff Capital region and the ‘local’ vision imagined by some of the region’s academics and social entrepreneurs are not mutually exclusive.
Phil Bale is leader of Cardiff Council and is currently guiding the city as it links with neighbouring boroughs to bid for a City Deal. He talks to New Start about super-regions, time banking and building Cardiff's social economy.