City Talks: Sir Richard Leese on Manchester’s urban revival

In discussion with Andrew Carter, Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester Combined Authority and a leading light in the core cities agenda, tells the story of the urban revival of Manchester over the last quarter century.

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Ian Wray
20 July 2018 17:41

Perhaps a little harsh to describe the RDA as a failure because it did not solve all the problems of UK regional disparities? Actually, there were many solid achievements across the Northwest - and several of them in Manchester (like the regeneration of Ancoats). Isn't it a bit like saying that Manchester City council is a failure because, despite all the valuable regeneration in the city centre, Manchester still has immense problems of deprivation, ill health, addiction and failing schools?