Ruli Pennington - executive producer at CLGdotTV. Writes Night in the City an occasional and occasionally scurrilous blog for Information Daily. Passionate about better public services, devolution, malt whisky & women's football.@UnruliP
Cities across UK are humming with energy and creativity, harnessing local pride to drive local plans for a better, more citizen focussed, future.
Regeneration is as much about "culture" as it is about glass and steel, bricks and mortar. Inward investment is drawn, of course, to the physical possibilities in a city's infrastructure. But culture calls to capital and money looks for people who are confident in their own values, passionate about their own places, where youth and promise shape the conversation. And many English cities are in the vaguard of this new wave regeneration, exhibiting new (or is it in fact historic?) regional confidence and ambition. Our new series of themed programmes, City Futures, includes documentaries, interviews, chat shows, personal perspectives and local opinion pieces all about the rise and rise of the English city regions.