Ten of the best ideas for creating social and economic change in east London, from improving access to fresh produce to creating mixed communities of housing
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New data maps the rapid growth in east London since 2001. But with evidence that gentrification is pushing marginalised people to the outskirts, Kirby Swales asks who has gained from the millions of pounds spent regenerating the area?
New Start's theme this month is east London, assessing how far the regeneration of the last ten years has impacted on its residents and profiling some of the organisations creating change in the area.
The work programme clearly isn’t working but wider ranging reforms are required to make it work. We need to take a broader look at how the wider labour market operates and create a new, more locally led system.
London politics has become dominated by a business-oriented vision of what the capital needs to be - London the World City, rather than London for its citizens and communities. Michael Ward, former deputy leader of the Greater London Council, proposes a new vision for the capital.
I wasn’t expecting to feel like this about Bristol getting its first elected mayor, but there’s a growing mood of optimism in this city that’s just irresistible.
So how can we in Britain, wedded to the flawed Anglo-American financial system, build ourselves out of the holes we have dug, and ensure our savings secure better returns? How can we use the undoubted housing deficit to provide pensioners with better returns?
Marcus Westbury explains how nurturing local creative talent has helped turn around Newcastle’s ailing city centre to make it one of Lonely Planet’s top ten cities in the world
Good quality education is one of the UK’s most competitive exports and the sector’s value is projected to grow at 4% per annum. Right now we are in a double dip recession and we need all the help we can get.
A route to a progressive and more socially just England is not constructed by making a sweeping geographical case for a downtrodden north and an affluent London. Nor is it to be found in a localism of isolated local bargaining, which pitches areas against each other and separates London from the rest.