LGI Data from Patient Opinion

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The Emerging Mind

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Urban Readings….

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Leeds Progress School

We have a few spaces left at Leeds Progress School tomorrow, Feb 9th, from 4-6pm at the QU2 Centre in Queens Square, Leeds, near the Merrion Centre. It would be lovely if you could join us.  We also have another Progress School in March which you can also book now. Progress... Movement, as toward a goal; advance Development or growth Steady improvement, as of a society or civilization To advance; proceed To advance toward a higher or better stage; improve steadily To increase in scope or severity … [Read more...]

Ferraris for All – in defence of economic progress

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG3AtQ_SBaw Is economic growth associated with more and better technology the root to disrupting poverty? And if you want to learn about the choices between pursuing prosperity or living in caves.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iEmZkZhvo0&NR=1 … [Read more...]

Building a 21st Century Economy

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What kind of Innovation Capital do we want to be?

The Innovation Capital Programme is at the core of the new Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).  (I am still struggling personally with the identification of a city region of 3m people being  conflated with local, but we live in strange times.) We are not talking 'capital' in the sense of money, but capital in the sense of a 'leading centre'.  These are not only strange, but also cash strapped times.  And LEPs are shaping up to be nothing if not politically pragmatic institutions. The 'vision' of the Innovation Capital Programme is: A dynamic place, globally competitive and renowned for business, enterprise and innovation...An Innovation Capital It is variously described as a roadmap, an agenda, an action plan.  The language perhaps is telling.  A chosen few, The Anointed showing the rest of us the path to the future. The language of the Innovation Capital Programme reflects its goals and its constituents: Driving growth Faster growing business base Centres of excellence to support growth sectors Driven by the needs of business No questions about the role of business in our communities. No discussion about the merits of economic growth. The faster the better. It is an unalloyed good. No … [Read more...]

What If Leeds…the video

At the What If consultation event on the future of Leeds they showed a video created by volinteers at Oblong. If you were not there to see it, or would like to see it again, here it is: Your thoughts, comments and observations would be very welcome. … [Read more...]

Creatives and Cuts – the Big Leeds Debate

Yorkshire has experienced the fastest growth in employment than any other region, however … With all these cuts and changes what next? Arts Council – 29.6% cuts over three years Design Council – made a charity Film Council – scrapped NESTA – made a charity Higher Education – 40% cuts over four years Yorkshire Forward – scrapped Local Councils – 28% cuts over three years Business Link – scrapped Almost 200 quangos – scrapped What does all this mean for the future of the Creative, Cultural and Digital industries of Yorkshire? ‘Creative Networks’ has pulled together a senior-level panel to discuss exactly that. Confirmed speakers include: Sally Joynson - Chief Executive of Screen Yorkshire Cluny Macpherson - Regional Director of Arts Council Cllr. Adam Ogilvie - Chair of Leeds Cultural Partnership Katie Stewart - Leeds City Region (Local Enterprise Partnership) This event will be of vital interest to anyone working within or across the creative and cultural sectors in Yorkshire today. Short presentations followed by an open Q&A session **Thursday, 25th November 2010** 6pm - Registration & Hot Food 7pm - News & Pitches 7.15pm - The Big Debate 8.30 til late - Networking in the Café Bar Leeds … [Read more...]

Buy, Buy Everything…

From 1985, when Birmingham's Bull Ring was innovative: And this about Leeds Grand Daddy of Shopping Centres: … [Read more...]

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