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Inspiring projects across the UK
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Traditional city growth models, based on attracting inward investment for big infrastructure projects, have put regions at the mercy of distant corporations. Now councils and other anchor institutions like hospitals and universities are collaborating to keep wealth in their communities by buying from and supporting local co-operatives and ethical businesses.
Islington Community Wealth Building
Islington, with some of the richest and poorest residents in the country, aims to build a more democratic economy.
Preston Community Wealth Building
Preston, recently named the UK's "most improved city", has pioneered more democratic ways to build local wealth.
A community-rooted development company transformed a run-down office block into a creative, collaborative, mixed-use hub.
Hartlepool has one of the UK's highest unemployment rates, but new approaches aim to buoy local wealth.
Local residents bought an empty pub and turned it into the city’s first community-owned market.
This community arts centre has plans for workspaces, exhibition space and housing in neglected local buildings.
This workers' co-operative connects local growers with businesses in the fightback against food poverty.
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