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Community Economic Development in Cape Breton

Community Economic Development in Cape Breton

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Alternative Finance – Could the past inform our future?

Alternative Finance – Could the past inform our future?

When people think about the economy, one thing that springs to mind is banks and money. And any attempts to...
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Localise the West Midland – NOW!

Localise the West Midland – NOW!

With politically motivated disruptions to the globalised trading system increasing the risk of another global crash; Localise West Midlands continues...
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Localising Corporate Social Responsibility

Localising Corporate Social Responsibility

Enfield, North London, has been recovering from de-industrialisation during the 1980s and unemployment, low skills and deprivation remain stubbornly high....
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Book review – Saving Capitalism for the Many not the Few

Book review – Saving Capitalism for the Many not the Few

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Bold ideas on housing

Bold ideas on housing

This isn’t a blog about the UK's broken housing system – we all know it does not provide decent and...
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USE-IT! Toulouse Field Trip

USE-IT! Toulouse Field Trip

As part of the USE-IT! project, a group from Birmingham attended a conference in Toulouse called by URBACT. The group included...
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The future of mobility

The future of mobility

Here at Localise West Midlands we've been having a bit of a deep dive into priority policy areas and thinking...
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10 Ideas to help your area flourish from within

10 Ideas to help your area flourish from within

Mainstreaming Community Economic Development is about encouraging economic development to develop from within. About understanding and building upon an area’s...
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Inclusive Economy Case Study no 12 – Digital Money Coach

Inclusive Economy Case Study no 12 – Digital Money Coach

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Inclusive Economy Case Study 13 – Wolverhampton Poverty Truth

Inclusive Economy Case Study 13 – Wolverhampton Poverty Truth

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Leveraging tech for the localism agenda

Leveraging tech for the localism agenda

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Inclusive Economy Case Study 11 – Cash Smart Credit Savvy

Inclusive Economy Case Study 11 – Cash Smart Credit Savvy

We’re highlighting some of the inspiring Civil Society case studies gathered for our ‘Connecting Cranes with Communities, How can the...
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Inclusive Economy Case Study 41 – The Lucas Plan

Inclusive Economy Case Study 41 – The Lucas Plan

We’re highlighting some of the inspiring Civil Society case studies gathered for our ‘Connecting Cranes with Communities, How can the...
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Civil Society consultation on WMCA Inclusive Growth plans

Civil Society consultation on WMCA Inclusive Growth plans

In 2018 to early 2019, we consulted Civil Society about its role in Inclusive Growth in the West Midlands. Although...
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Could a sports organisation be our next anchor institution?

Could a sports organisation be our next anchor institution?

Anchor institutions are a core part of some community wealth building models. We've previously blogged about how, by considering their...
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Where next for the High Street?

Where next for the High Street?

With recent news that retail jobs have fallen in every UK region outside of London and that Amazon is trialling...
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Inclusive Economy Case Study 38 – Talk English

Inclusive Economy Case Study 38 – Talk English

We’re highlighting some of the inspiring Civil Society case studies gathered for our ‘Connecting Cranes with Communities, How can the...
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TAKE MAKE DISPOSE vs REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

TAKE MAKE DISPOSE vs REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

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Spatial Inequalities

Spatial Inequalities

Everyone having more doesn't make us more equal. This week LWM took part in a focus group with the 2070...
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