Five cities, five ‘good’ local economies

We’re helping five UK cities build greater local economic resilience. Here are the Good City Economy plans 2017:

Good City Economies is a joint project by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies and the New Economics Foundation, funded by Friends Provident Foundation.

Over the next six months we are working with five UK cities – Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Leeds – to help them embed Good City Economy principles in their places.

During the first phase of this work we visited ten UK cities and uncovered an emerging approach to local economic development, one that is challenging the mainstream and which can be summed up in 10 steps.

This second phase of work will be focused on making good city economies a reality across the UK, through our work with five cities and through discussion and events through our peer learning network.

Click on the links below to read the plans from each city:

Belfast: A city led by social value

Birmingham: Creating a human-centred health and social care sector

Bristol: Embedding community-led solutions as austerity deepens

Cardiff: Telling a different story about the local economy

Leeds: Mainstreaming an inclusive prosperity approach