Newly-launched Locality has taken a key role in making the government’s localism and Big Society agendas work on the ground. But chief executive Steve Wyler tells Clare Goff he’s not frightened to bite the hand that feeds
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After years spent championing Manchester’s marginalised groups, Atiha Chaudry tells Nicole Froio current cutbacks have left her and fellow campaigners ‘drained and exhausted’
The winners have been announced – but will the Regional Growth Fund make a lasting difference? Adrian Nolan gives his assessment
Irmelind Kirchner and Clare Goff explore the different approaches being taken in Japan to deal with its shrinking and ageing population
Local authorities are expected to play a leading role in reducing the UK’s carbon footprint. New research suggests their primary challenge is to win communities over, as Michael Peters explains
There is tremendous scope right now for businesses to step up to the plate and play a leading role in helping people join things up on the ground. Why should they bother? The answer is very simple.
With funding in short supply and the need for regeneration in Wales as high as ever, the challenge is to fully understand the current situation and learn from what works, says Dave Adamson
The title of the document, Regeneration to enable growth: What the government is doing to support community led-regeneration, would suggest the document would make this connection. It does not in any authoritative or meaningful way.
Is it time Britain’s towns and cities re-drew their boundaries? Rupert Greenhalgh looks at how cities abroad have reined themselves in to maximise the benefits of economic growth.
For those of us who keep a pinch of salt handy on Budget Day, though, this welcome collection of ‘mays’ and ‘coulds’, which begin to put flesh on the bones of the coalition’s explicit rebalancing act, have to be seen in the context of a set of ‘wills’ that are already serving other rebalancing goals.