One of the key challenges of the localism agenda is around skills and leadership deficits at a local level.
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Asking the question ‘what is the economy for?’ permits a broader consideration of what economic priorities should be, beyond extractive growth.
We need a social movement for effective local democracy.
The challenges of Brexit are multi-faceted for higher education
Technocratic governing relegates citizens to second place as clients and consumers of government services
There is no fairness to be found in a policy that ignores assessed need
Is it merely tokenistic?
Different types of incentives are needed, that reward creative investment in local places, rather than new development alone.
While we’re not there yet, some of the building blocks of a far better future for people and diverse communities are being laid.
Seven themes for a new strategy set out