• Understanding Welsh Places

    The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) worked with data provided by Cardiff University to develop interdependence modelling for the new Understanding Welsh Places website, which was launched in Cardiff today.

    This follows on from our involvement in the development of the Understanding Scottish Places platform and CLES Senior Researchers David Burch and Matt Todd attended the launch of the site.

    Understanding Welsh Places is a bilingual website coordinated by the Institute of Welsh Affairs that presents information on the economy, demographic make-up and local services of more than 300 places in Wales in a quick and easy format.

  • Tom Lloyd Goodwin

    Director of Policy and Practice


    Tackling Poverty Locally

    21st October 2016

    Forging a good local society

    27th July 2016
    For too long, we have either turned a blind eye to poverty and disadvantage or hoped that a general rising tide of economic wealth...
  • CLES 10

    Community Wealth Building: Harnessing the potential of anchor institutions

    23rd March 2016
    Our historic and contemporary work around anchor institutions has led to a realisation that in times of economic uncertainty and a...

    Salford Cooperative Ambassadors

    26th November 2015
    Launched in January 2015, the Salford Cooperative Ambassadors (SCA) activity is a novel and innovative approach designed to assist...

    Due North: Report of the Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

    15th September 2014
    The report details evidence on trends in health inequalities and flowing from this provides a set of recommendations – based on...

    Working with community researchers

    11th April 2014
    Community researchers are individuals who are members of a community and who are given training to conduct research in their own c...

    Enhancing the value of local authority assets in town centres

    31st January 2014
    CLES and APSE have recently collaborated on a research project exploring the role and value of local authority assets in town cent...