A new landscape for economic development is emerging. But is the shrinking of the state resulting in new thinking? Clare Goff reports
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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?
By creating local enterprise partnerships instead of the bureaucratic and expensive RDAs, businesses have now been given a greater say in how they can help to develop our communities.
My question is where do poor neighbourhoods feature in Labour’s policy review?
Japan’s rapidly ageing population demands new approaches in its cities. Patsy Dell and Sarah Longlands look at a development that’s grappling with the issue
There are few surprises in first round of Regional Growth Fund bids, says Adrian Nolan. But it reinforces the same concerns
What could cause such a fuss, you might wonder, that would result in 400,000 people, including the likes of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the National Trust and Dame Judi Dench to campaign so vociferously?
Thirty years ago Place-making was understood to be the domain of architects and planners and the term had a purposeful meaning. Today it’s been hijacked by people who think you can define a city by painting your face and juggling on the back of a flat-bed truck.
It’s not simply a question of going to the bank of mum or dad when for many either mum or dad is not part of their lives or indeed the bank is empty.
My view is we need to develop and pursue an intentional economic development strategy at a national level. An industrial strategy or ‘good jobs’ plan, if you like.