He led government efforts to tackle deprivation during a time of unprecedented public investment. The money may have dried up, but Joe Montgomery’s determination to make a difference hasn’t. Clare Goff meets him
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As local authorities and communities begin to use neighbourhood plans, the Community Game is an invaluable tool for equipping participants with the skills and knowledge needed to shape their environments.
While other towns and cities have seen their economies shrink, Warrington continues to grow. Andy Farrall looks at the factors behind its success
The Rough Guide is an evolving storyboard that tries to make sense of the emerging new neighbourhood planning world.
The links between poverty and place are revealed in a three-year study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. JRF programme manager Alison Jarvis explains its importance
Reinvestment in Europe's city centres is the key to maintaining a competitive edge, says Greg Clark
Are we expecting too much from local enterprise partnerships? Sarah Longlands and Austin Macauley examine what it will take for them to translate political rhetoric into reality.
Front-loading spending cuts onto local authorities so that they have to either sell land to developers or radically scale back the upkeep of parks and green spaces is a far cry from the localism many of us would like to see pursued.
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
A new book is seeking to inspire others to follow the example of those behind the emerging civic economy