Author Archives: Rachael Unsworth

Leeds City Region interactive map

A multi-layer map was made available 28 Nov 2018, covering the whole of Leeds City Region. Note that the buttons to switch on layers have ‘expansion arrows’ giving access to more detail. Those of us who know the area well will notice that there are some elements that are not up to date and that categories […]

Leeds: Cradle of Innovation – on sale

LSDG publication, Leeds: Cradle of Innovation, is now on sale in Waterstone’s, Albion Street and online via our website. Written by Rachael Unsworth and Steven Burt, it celebrates innovation past and present. The day after its publication WYCA asked for copies to help woo Channel 4. Impact??  

Northern Forest

50 million trees are to be planted between Hull and Liverpool. Environment Secretary, Michael Gove: “Trees are some of our most cherished natural assets and living evidence of our investment for future generations. Not only are they a source of beauty and wonder, but a way to manage flood risk, protect precious species, and create healthier […]

Temple Works – what next?

Fears for the future of Grade I listed building Auction on 7 December 2017. Historic England is calling for industrial mill buildings across the north to be salvaged for future generations as homes, workplaces and cultural spaces.


” … the plan for Leeds is for its entire South Bank to be a financial services cluster” according to Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry. Tory Party conference Manchester October 2017