Too often, journalism focuses on problems, not solutions.
That’s why the Bristol Cable has always prioritised solutions journalism. And now with new funding from the European Journalism Centre, we will be able to investigate solutions to our city’s problems over the next year.
Bristol faces the same challenges as other cities: housing insecurity, food and fuel poverty, and unequal access to healthcare, education and transport networks. With more and more people living in cities, we need to find solutions for sustainable development. And perhaps more importantly, they need to be shared.
How can we develop cities fit for the future?
This is the question we will try to answer. The Future of Cities series will clearly set out problems our city is facing, uncover solutions from other cities and amplify grassroots solutions being pioneered closer to home, putting the people working on these solutions at the heart of the stories. To explore these solutions we will engage with experts and local communities, so there will be ways for you to get involved.
Below are the three topics that we will be focusing on, starting with how we organise space – from housing to the built environment and access to nature.
Want more solutions for Bristol?
Reporting on solutions to Bristol’s biggest problems is expensive.
We won funding to explore how to make this important work viable for a local paper like the Cable! But to keep doing it, we need funding that won’t run out: monthly-paying membership.
Becoming a member, and encouraging others to join, means we can continue investigating solutions for Bristol into the future.Find out more