I suggested that members had to move away from behaving like truck drivers delivering wet cement and start lending their own recipes for success.
March 2011 - Page 4 of 5 - NewStart
ISSUE 487, MARCH 2011 *SPECIAL FOCUS ON SHRINKING CITIES*
Altogether though, not much encouragement for those working in economic development and regeneration in either the public or private sectors (outside of transport infrastructure and housing development).
McKnight and Block recognise that the people with the power to make the transformation happen are not the politicians and the civil servants, but the people that live in community and want it to be a place that they can love.
When David Cameron points the finger at over-bureaucratic procurement in national and local government he’s on the button.
Measuring the impact of a service isn’t simply about statistics – you need to highlight the human side. Your funding may well depend on it, says Tim Crabbe
So where is the money going to come from for green space maintenance? As any self-respecting parks manager will tell you, it doesn’t grow on trees.
Our willingness to engage with the different and the unusual can be surprisingly low - and that feeds through into the places we live in and the way we live there.
It is the world of the headteacher, doctor or bank manager whose word was deferred to and it is a vision of a society that is essentially passive.
How can we keep money circulating in our local economies while at the same time incentivising and rewarding positive social and environmental action?