My question is where do poor neighbourhoods feature in Labour’s policy review?
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Japan’s rapidly ageing population demands new approaches in its cities. Patsy Dell and Sarah Longlands look at a development that’s grappling with the issue
What struck me most about the vision for the Big Society Bank is the unquestioning endorsement of the way private banking operates, despite the horrors it’s brought, and the desire to replicate it in the social economy.
There are few surprises in first round of Regional Growth Fund bids, says Adrian Nolan. But it reinforces the same concerns
In my experience the social enterprise/civil society sector needs more support, capacity building and growth before it can take on this type of finance.
What could cause such a fuss, you might wonder, that would result in 400,000 people, including the likes of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the National Trust and Dame Judi Dench to campaign so vociferously?
Thirty years ago Place-making was understood to be the domain of architects and planners and the term had a purposeful meaning. Today it’s been hijacked by people who think you can define a city by painting your face and juggling on the back of a flat-bed truck.
It’s not simply a question of going to the bank of mum or dad when for many either mum or dad is not part of their lives or indeed the bank is empty.
My view is we need to develop and pursue an intentional economic development strategy at a national level. An industrial strategy or ‘good jobs’ plan, if you like.
I have a colleague who says his job is to work with local authorities to enable extraordinary things to happen everyday. He provides support to education authorities on the way in which their estates can help deliver the learning curriculum.