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Sheffield: The City of Steel Casts a Creative Future

Known for its legacy in metalwork, Sheffield post-industrial economy is shaped by more than cutlery and steel. Notoriously dubbed the ugliest town in the UK by George Orwell in the 1930s, the South Yorkshire city has reinvented itself into a place that embraces its heritage in arts and making through a wave of private-public partnerships that champion innovation in creative output. Continuing our #CreativeCitiesUK series, we delve into the makers, initiatives and spaces that have contributed to Sheffield's creative transformation.
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Why Cities Must Champion the Circular Economy

With a dedicated track at the Smart City Expo World Congress, the circular economy is emerging as vital shift, necessary to sustain our cities. Dame Ellen MacArthur leads the discussion.
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London Mayor Fights for Artists’ Rights to the City

Sadiq Khan has been working with a consortium of entrepreneurs and philanthropists, known as Studiomakers, to tackle issues of artist displacement through the newly established Creative Land Trust.