A band of artists, creatives, engagers and entrepreneurs are building a new Liverpool. But can it work with the mainstream economic structures or should it opt out?
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has steered the city through deep austerity cuts and helped re-build its confidence and investment. He talks to New Start about investing to save, changing the course of the city and why growth alone is not enough.
Liverpool’s history is full of ‘firsts’ when it comes to ideas for creating social and economic change, and building community is in the city’s DNA. Here’s ten of its best organisations that are doing things differently:
Can ultra-local approaches to creating employment work? In Liverpool’s Clubmoor, residents are working together to build new enterprises and help keep money local, as Suzanne Quinney and Lianne McGinnes explain
After years of decline and indecision, north Liverpool is back in the spotlight, with the Beautiful Ideas Company rebuilding its local economy and entrepreneurial heritage, says Erika Rushton
Northern cities and towns are places that have become post-industrial but without purpose. We need to enable people to take back control of work, governance, assets and enterprise, says Alan Southern