The Preston Model

Clifford Singer | September 9, 2016: Inheriting a legacy of deindustrialization and faced with mounting socio-economic challenges, municipal officials in Preston in the UK – one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution – have been exploring new ways to create a more inclusive and democratic local economy as the foundation for systemic transformation. They


How does Salford Royal Hospital’s decision to close its kitchen fit with the aims of new Devo Manc?

2 Jun, 2016 – Elizabeth Atherton  Good health is not equally distributed throughout society, a fact that has been well established since the publication of the controversial “Black Report” in the 1980s. There are a number of socio-economic factors—such as housing, skilled employment, and education—that influence health, and subsequently those living in the most deprived communities