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State of Sheffield 2015

The State of Sheffield 2015 was published on Friday 27th February, with a launch event at Ponds Forge.

This year's report takes a different approach to previous years, looking at Sheffield in a range of different ways:

  • Looking Backwards, at what has changed in Sheffield over the last year;
  • Looking Outwards, at how Sheffield compares to its peer cities around the globe;
  • Looking Inwards, at how a range of national challenges are impacting on the city and the people that live in it; and
  • Looking Forwards, at how Sheffield should respond to the challenges and opportunities the report highlights.

The State of Sheffield 2015 is a must read for anyone with an interest in how our city is performing; we now need to talk as a city about how Sheffield moves forward, and what we can all do to contribute.

To read the report in full, download it below.  And you can read the thoughts of our Director, Sharon Squires on our blog.

The State of Sheffield is an annual report written independently for Sheffield Executive Board by Professor Gordon Dabinett of the University of Sheffield, Andi Walshaw of Sheffield City Council and Sharon Squires of Sheffield First Partnership.  It looks at publicly available data and reports and draws these together to produce a balance assessment of how the city is doing and what challenges and opportunities it faces.

State of Sheffield 2015