If you want to get a feel for an economy without planning, why not take a trip to Venezuela? The capital Caracas is, despite its socialist street cred, totally devoid of planning policy. The free market has been completely liberated with all manner of economic activity,
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It’s scandalous that there are jobs going unfilled when so many are out of work. You can’t tell me that all one million young people who are unemployed are unwilling to get training and qualifications.
Innovation does not take place in isolation – successful innovation builds on a network of public, private and third sector organisations. This makes the role of local enterprise partnerships (LEPS) crucial.
If policy-makers and practitioners cling on to the old model in the vain hope of miraculous recovery, then the only outcome from the current crisis will be the morbid symptoms of decline.
As the coalition government struggles to define localism and Big Society is there a danger the merit of creating sustainable communities will be sidelined? Robert Rogerson argues there’s a need for a renewed vision
We need to ask, and in time answer, whether our politicians, our public services, and our own lifestyles build relationships through fostering a sense of trust and belonging, or corrode them?
There is a unique community project taking place at the moment called ‘A Little Patch of Ground’, led by participatory arts group, Encounters. Since April 2011 two community vegetable gardens have been established and two culturally diverse and intergenerational groups have been formed.
I could not look those people in the eye and say, very sorry but we will not do anything to remove those people that trashed their community.
As cities in the UK look towards new ways of building their local economies without the large public funds they have become accustomed to, the localised partnership-based approach and focus on place within Portland is attractive.
This time around, the recently-appointed minister for cities, Greg Clark, is said to have until Christmas to dream up a new cities strategy. Unless he’s confident that he can conquer global warming and produce cooler summers, he’s going to need all the help he can get.