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
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It’s not about keeping existing workers in work or generating more ‘old’ jobs – it’s not even about reskilling existing workers. Instead we need a catalyst which will enable us to provide new, green, valuable skills to people who are not working, so they don’t just get into work, they get into an area of skills that has a potentially booming future.
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
Old age has been creeping up on us for a while. But are central and local government responding to the UK’s ageing population? Jessica Smith and Sarah Longlands report