Thursday, 12 July 2012

So Bradford isn't (relatively) as rich as it was in 1901...


...when, as my old boss once said, Bradford was the richest City in the richest County in the richest Country in the world. It might be a little bit of an exaggeration but the basic premise holds true.

This hasn't stopped the Centre for Cities getting all over the airwaves with their latest gimmicky research that compares English cities now with English cities in 1901!

The first comprehensive analysis of city economies in 1901 shows how urban Britain has evolved since the turn of the twentieth century. Cities Outlook 1901, a research project by the Centre for Cities, captures how life in our cities has changed for the people living there.

Well I guess it's interesting but provides nothing of any real value in understanding how to make today's cities - especially those former industrial places like Bradford - more successful. But, hey, it got 'em a headline!


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