Are we expecting too much from local enterprise partnerships? Sarah Longlands and Austin Macauley examine what it will take for them to translate political rhetoric into reality.
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Front-loading spending cuts onto local authorities so that they have to either sell land to developers or radically scale back the upkeep of parks and green spaces is a far cry from the localism many of us would like to see pursued.
If the green deal is to be a success, investment in energy efficiency must be coupled with resident education. It’s all about changing our behaviour, explains Steve Malone
A new book is seeking to inspire others to follow the example of those behind the emerging civic economy
Fiona Mannion explains how a European project is furthering the exchange of best practice to help towns and cities adapt to climate change
The greater flexibility that devolution has brought to Wales exposes the shortcomings of England’s approach to economic development, says Matthew Jackson
Broad-based regeneration schemes are now over, but for how long? Clare Goff discovers some believe the consequences will be too severe not to bring them back
You will have been told that a member’s job is to make decisions while officers carry out the operational detail. That may be an ideal but it is largely a myth. The next time a member of the public rings to say their bin has not been collected try telling them it’s an operational matter.
Major investment in infrastructure is needed to achieve the local economic growth sought by UK government and councils will require a new range of measures to make this happen, says Tom Symons
We’re getting older – the sooner politicians recognise that and set about changing attitudes the better, says Hilary Burrage