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Newcastle City Futures featured in Guardian newspaper

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The Newcastle City Futures Development Group, chaired by Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones, has been featured in a Guardian Cities article about Newcastle.

The article asserts that the Development Group aims "to promote a vision for the city that is nuanced, recognises its unique assets, and is not afraid to fight its corner". 

To read the article visit the Guardian website.  

Newcastle City Futures began as a ‘pop-up urban room exhibition’, illustrating how Newcastle had changed in the last 60 years. It was a resounding success in engaging politicians, service providers, businesses and residents alike. After receiving political support, and as part of Newcastle’s commitment to its role as a ‘civic university’ responsive to the needs of civil society, the University has now established joint city/university committees to facilitate discussions on visions and broader societal needs. Newcastle University has also been chosen by the UK government as the lead co-ordinator for a new network of Foresight Future of Cities.

published on: 20 March 2015