NewStart in Leeds
Leeds is getting back on its feet after being hit by floods during the Christmas period, but what can the crisis teach the city about its levels of community and economic resilience?
As Leeds recovers from the Christmas floods and braces itself for further economic shocks, chief executive of Leeds Council Tom Riordan talks to New Start about resilience, compassion and trying not to emulate London
Leeds has a self-starting, enterprising culture that makes it home to numerous social organisations, from Europe’s first Carribean carnival to the UK’s first affordable cohousing project. Here’s 10 of the best in the city:
Social problems cannot be fixed by one agent, but need collective creativity at the local level. In Leeds, Social Business Brokers has been focusing the energy of the city on empty homes
Co-housing developments are built around community and sustainability but can they also be affordable? Susan Downer visits Lilac in Leeds to find out.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Leeds Council and Leeds city region launched a partnership to explore how the region’s economic growth can be spread more fairly. Josh Stott analyses its progress.