So the cards are on the table. The vision for our country’s economy has been laid out. We now have national policies designed to make the rich a LOT richer,... read more →
A tale of many droughts
Huge swathes of the planet are experiencing severe droughts. As we view shocking images of the great rivers of the world literally drying up, it is increasingly clear that this... read more →
Taking the EGO out of new ECOnomics
Our world is powered by ideas. The last 100 years have seen the rise and rise of the idea that ‘growing the economy’ is THE thing that politicians, businesses, and... read more →
L is for Leadership
Leadership has been a hot topic of discussion recently. The UK spent the start of June focused on the Queen's 70 year tenure as the ceremonial leader of our country,... read more →
Can local governments change the world?
As most of the UK goes to the polls to elect their local politicians many are asking whether it matters? In our deeply centralised system what difference does it make... read more →
When will enough be enough?
The year has not started well. ‘Enough already’ has been a refrain from many of us watching the endless doom-laden headlines rolling in. War, climate change, economic meltdown – and... read more →
Levelling Up – is it possible and will it happen?
There has been much noise around the much touted launch of the Government’s white paper on Levelling Up recently. It feels like something most right-thinking people should be welcoming, with... read more →
The time is now
Today we launch the 2021 results for the Thriving Places Index (TPI). The TPI measures progress towards a better, more equitable and more sustainable world. It tracks how well we... read more →
From doughnuts to digital spiders – what shape will a new economy be?
Covid 19 has tested the nation and the world. It has provided an unprecedented shared experience and prompted a significant rethink of priorities at all levels of society. From far... read more →
Building Back Better: What is ‘better’ and can we build it here?
Centre for Thriving Places has been helping places build a better economy for over ten years. Now that governments and communities around the world are talking about ‘Building Back Better’... read more →