Northern Futures is a new initiative from the Deputy Prime Minister. The project sets out to answer the question:
How do we build on the strengths in the North to create an economic core in the heart of the region that can compete with the biggest cities in the world?
This is a crowdsourcing project that aims to gather ideas about how to build on the strengths in the north of England to create an economic hub to balance that of London. Ideas will be collected through an online call for ideas, and at eight Open Ideas Days in cities across the north of England.
Click here for details of open days. The Newcastle open day will take place on Thursday 16 October >>>>
Centre for Cities is convening a Northern Futures Summit in Leeds on 6 November 2014. The event will discuss a new vision for the North of England, bringing together participants who include those charged with leading Northern cities, businesses driving their economies, and the young people who will shape them in the future.
You can join the debate online, here. The authors of the best ideas submitted online will be invited to pitch their ideas to the audience at the November event. If you want to have the chance to pitch your idea you need to post it online by 17 October.
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