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 →