Tom Arnold, a postgraduate researcher of economic development in Northern England, examines current housing policy in Greater Manchester and the challenge to develop a housing strategy which supports its growing economy whilst simultaneously tackling homelessness and deprivation. Housing policy in Manchester is under scrutiny and campaign groups are concerned that the city centre is becoming […]
The Industrial Strategy White Paper: A Rebalancing Act?
Following the unveiling of the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper, Tom Arnold, a postgraduate researcher of economic development in Northern England, examines what it could mean for spatial rebalancing. An improved awareness of where and why economic activity happens, and an approach which encourages longer-term investment, is welcome Since the financial crisis, there have been […]
A ‘Metrolink Mayor’? Meeting the challenge of regional imbalances across Greater Manchester
As the Greater Manchester region elects its first ‘Metro Mayor’, Tom Arnold, a postgraduate researcher of New Economic Geographies, offers his take on the challenges and solutions facing Andy Burnham in his inaugural term. Central to Greater Manchester’s development is a focus on the needs of its outer town and boroughs Post-19 education and orbital […]