We must confront the need for planning structures and incentives that reinforce sustainable and socially just outcomes rather than potentially undermining them, argues Kate Henderson.
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The next wave of development zones will benefit from expected measures such as simplified planning rules and lower levels of corporation tax. Councils are also likely to be able to keep high proportions of the business rates they raise in the zones. The key issue is how these measures impact upon the neighbouring areas.
As poverty in Toronto’s residential tower blocks becomes increasingly more concentrated, campaigners are calling for a collaborative approach to the issue. Clare Goff reports.
Slashed council budgets are leading to more public spaces being placed in the hands of local people. Clare Goff looks at a new guide that explains how it’s done.
Council procurement managers aren’t the enemy of enterprise, Mr Cameron. But with your help they could do more to support local businesses, says Matthew Jackson.
How can we keep money circulating in our local economies while at the same time incentivising and rewarding positive social and environmental action?
Understanding resilience is about understanding the ability of an area to respond effectively to the challenges it faces; what enables some areas to respond from shocks, whether they are economic, social or environmental, while others falter and decline?
Trafford Council's Nick Gerrard tells Clare Goff why we need the private sector like never before
A new landscape for economic development is emerging. But is the shrinking of the state resulting in new thinking? Clare Goff reports
Local authorities need residents on board now more than ever as they reshape local services. After a slow start, has the time for neighbourhood agreements finally arrived?