This week sees the inaugural meeting of the government-backed national network for local enterprise partnerships. Lee Pugalis and Lorna Gibbons ask: how does a ‘top-down’ network support ‘bottom-up’ LEPs?
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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,
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.
As retail struggles, new models for our high streets are emerging. Ivan Tennant assesses some creative approaches to town centres.
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.
The early evidence of some cuts suggests that community-based regeneration might be a less resilient model than was previously suggested or promised.