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The Regional Democracy Think Tank for West Yorkshire

Our Book: What Kind Of Region Do We Want To Live In?

Download a pdf copy of the book.


Desiree Reynolds and Penny Wangari-Jones of Racial Justice Network reading from their essay.

What Kind of Region Do We Want to Live In? is a book of ideas about the future of West Yorkshire by 15 writers based here or with strong regional connections. The fantastic design and typesetting is by Leeds-based designer Eve Warren.

The book launched at Colours May Vary bookshop in Leeds on 17th April 2019. Images from the launch event below are by Huddersfield photographer Laura Mateescu, with more on our Facebook page.

What Kind of Region ... explores the concept of regional democracy and the hopeful future it might offer us as a region and a country given the moment we are in.

The book also features documentation from our project visiting many of the markets of West Yorkshireand asking people to draw maps of the things they care about in their neighbourhood.

Physical copies of the book are available, online and in the shop, from Colours May Vary in Leeds and The Book Corner in Halifax.

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Please join us on Thursday 25 March, 6-7pm on Zoom.

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