Manchester Green New Deal podcast

" Wealth is just scooshed out of the local economy" Community Wealth Building with CLES

July 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 19
Manchester Green New Deal podcast
" Wealth is just scooshed out of the local economy" Community Wealth Building with CLES
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Manchester Green New Deal podcast
" Wealth is just scooshed out of the local economy" Community Wealth Building with CLES
Jul 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 19

Much has been said about the centralisation of wealth and power in major cities. London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff. these behemoths sucking up the economic activity of their regions as the cities expand and draw in more people and more business in from the now dubbed "Satalite Towns". Is having all the business and production of Greater Manchester concentrated in the city centre the right economic plan for a region? Are we leaving communities to crumble as we build shiny new tower blocks in Spinningfields and Deansgate? Is there another way?

This week we are joined by Jonty Leibowitz (@JontyLeibowitz) from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (@CLESthinkdo). Jonty talks us through Community Wealth Building, how local governments can use the powers they already have to keep wealth in there localities and how democracy in the workplace interlinks with climate change.

Links
Jontys' new report with CLES
https://cles.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Green-Recovery-FINAL2.pdf


Shout outs
UCU campaign to save University workers
https://twitter.com/manmetucu/status/1284049513653719045?s=20

Trees not Cars
@TreesNotCars

Diversifying and Decolonising Economics
@DivDecEcon

Common Wealth
@Cmmonwealth

If you like the show tell your comrades!
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Show Notes

Much has been said about the centralisation of wealth and power in major cities. London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff. these behemoths sucking up the economic activity of their regions as the cities expand and draw in more people and more business in from the now dubbed "Satalite Towns". Is having all the business and production of Greater Manchester concentrated in the city centre the right economic plan for a region? Are we leaving communities to crumble as we build shiny new tower blocks in Spinningfields and Deansgate? Is there another way?

This week we are joined by Jonty Leibowitz (@JontyLeibowitz) from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (@CLESthinkdo). Jonty talks us through Community Wealth Building, how local governments can use the powers they already have to keep wealth in there localities and how democracy in the workplace interlinks with climate change.

Links
Jontys' new report with CLES
https://cles.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Green-Recovery-FINAL2.pdf


Shout outs
UCU campaign to save University workers
https://twitter.com/manmetucu/status/1284049513653719045?s=20

Trees not Cars
@TreesNotCars

Diversifying and Decolonising Economics
@DivDecEcon

Common Wealth
@Cmmonwealth

If you like the show tell your comrades!
Find us at
 Twitter:@MCRGND_POD
Insta: Manchestergndpod
FB:MCRGNDPOD