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Birmingham: the city of a thousand big business satellites?

John Clancy is Director of Media Futures, who speaks of initiating the 'Brummie bond' debate and of an interest in...
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Will sustainable agriculture conference do what it says on the tin?

This morning I received a mailing list invitation to a conference on sustainable agriculture, sponsored by Bayer Cropscience amongst others...
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Sustainability education in bite-sized chunks, newly launched by LWM and Aston Uni

Yesterday evening was the launch of three of the part-time courses offered by the Sustainable Communities, Urban Regeneration and Environmental...
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Support for local food procurement in Birmingham and Scotland

In 2006 LWM was commissioned by the Birmingham Strategic Partnership (now renamed Be Birmingham) to produce a sustainable procurement action...
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Alternative inflation report – why regional inflation alerts matter

Had Lawson even had an experimental inflation index for even one of the regions or nations of the UK, he...
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Working for a Green New Deal

  LWM’s co-founder, Colin Hines, continues his work as convenor of the Green New Deal Group with Larry Elliott, Tony...
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Working to ‘bring power to the people’

Localise West Midlands Vice-Chair, George Morran, continues his work to ‘bring power to the people’, building on a wealth of...
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Rebuilding our local economies, or a cry for more corporate welfare? Views from the fringe

LWM's Jon Morris was one of the panel members at the Conservative Party fringe event Rebuilding our Local Economies, run...
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Procurement . . .

 Which politician said this on Tuesday? When you look at a London bus you are looking at: seat fabric from...
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AGM: localism and economic localisation – the conflicts and the opportunities

Our AGM speaker event early yesterday evening felt to me like a positive oasis of  rational thinking on our beseiged...
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Forthcoming events: for details scroll down to the post concerned

  Localise West Midlands’ 2010 AGM and gathering Localise West Midlands’ 2010 gathering will take place on 29th September at The...
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Rebuilding a stable, diverse, localised economy

 Today's bulletin from the New Economics Institute in Massachusetts eloquently describes the diverse economy still remembered by their oldest inhabitants: ...
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Celebrating local workshops

  Launch Party on Saturday 2nd October 2pm  The Old Print Works Moseley Road B12 9AL *  JOIN the treasure...
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Rebalancing our economy: Jon Morris

   CLES, Co-operatives UK and Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority are staging a series of fringe events at this year’s...
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Alternative inflation report – how other countries are doing it better

Our last couple of reports have focussed on the unexpected wave of inflation that is being felt around the world...
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Localise West Midlands’ 2010 AGM and gathering

Localise West Midlands’ 2010 gathering will take place on 29th September at The Midlands Co-operative Society rooms - about five minutes walk...
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The Centre for Local Economic Strategies

    The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) was founded in 1986 and has charitable status. It is the...
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Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA)

In 2008, Localise West Midlands completed a report to the head of Sustainable Farming and Food, Government Office for the...
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Why are unpopular decisions so often made about the use of land for the building and siting of supermarkets, incinerators and phone masts?

Decisions about the use of land for the building and siting of supermarkets, incinerators and phone masts are often made...
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An inspiring localisation process?

Today an email message from the American New Economics Institute described a Vermont project. An abridged account:  In 1983 Will Raap founded...
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