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of large industries as temples and guardians of innovation has
passed and the monopoly of civic services concentrated in local
government is also receding.
What remains is a city thriving on synthesising ideas
and inventions from a culture that demands architectures
of participation. Crafting new experiences that nurture
collaboration — across music, technology, fashion, sport,
literature and commerce — is enabling Leeds to creatively
assemble the future from pieces of its past. Any city with a
giant-walking suburban robot called Oddball, has one eye on
the future.
Leeds is a city of hackers and makers…a city of inventors.
A friend of a friend he got beaten
He looked the wrong way at a policeman
Would never of happened to Smeaton
An old Leodensian
I predict a riot.
(Kaiser Chiefs)
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