Sparking Urban Renewal: Inclusivity and Innovation, Part II | Sustainable Cities Collective

An article showing how a City can be improve with the full consultation of the local communities and not just some tokenism.  Also the is a lesson here for Manchester City Council, not only have proper local community consultations but also the investment in public amenities, such as parks, libraries, etc.  Also the need for an integrated transport system, something Manchester City does not have.  The Metro system has only disintegrated the local transport system and the privatised buses no longer run in some areas after peak times.  Manchester City Council has not learnt from it’s past failures, always blaming it on others.  A robust city can cope with changing economic environments, one built on hype will never survive, just as the former inhabitants of the Easter Islands:

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