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A strategic alternative: localised and labour-intensive food production

LWM’s co-founder Colin Hines, in his latest book, Progressive Protectionism, asks: “In a sustainable system, would not each country aim...
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Cargonomia: shrinking the distance between producers and consumers 

Planet Local, which highlights examples of localization in action all over the planet, is a project of Economics of Happiness/Local...
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A local alternative to Uber?

Transport for London has decided not to give Uber a new license, though its app (Uber requires drivers and users...
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Complexity or resilience?

In the Times, Ed Conway (right), economics editor of Sky News, describes problems arising from the complexity of ‘the hallmark...
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The West Midlands Forum for Growth? Well if I were you I wouldn’t start from here.

I attended the West Midlands Forum for Growth yesterday at Resorts World. It was the official conference of the West...
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Make social care an economic ‘engine’ of the West Midlands

Press release for our inclusive economics & social care report with New economics Foundation - launched today Social care may...
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Localising new-build housing

Architect and writer Clive Aslet (left) writes about a development of 4,000 houses on 500 acres – houses, small apartment...
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Can you help us to inspire and catalyse a better economy?

Can you help us to inspire and catalyse a better economy?

Join LWM's board We know our work towards localising and redistributing prosperity resonates with a lot of people. We'd love...
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International Alliance for Localization: Local Futures

In the Times, Ed Conway, economics editor of Sky News, describes problems arising from the complexity of globalisation, ‘the hallmark of...
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FT: American executives turn away from globalisation towards a more localised world

Last month the Financial Times’ Gillian Tett met Inge Thulin, the Swedish-born chief executive of 3M, an American conglomerate at...
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A regenerative ‘Circular Economy’ includes more localisation of economic activity

The Circular Economy is advocated to replace and address the social and environmental damage done by the current ‘Linear Economy’...
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Localising moves in four Eastern European countries

The Romanian parliament has passed a law requiring large retailers with a turnover of 2m euros to allocate a minimum...
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Are the region’s schools and hospitals sourcing food locally?

BBC Scotland made freedom of information requests to all 32 Scottish councils about the sourcing of food products bought last...
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Event: launch of post Brexit & Trump report commissioned by MEP

The Brexit vote and the election of Trump have been hailed as marking the reversal of the long trend towards...
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Changing local economies to work for people who feel excluded

A link has been received to a Guardian report about the ‘Preston model’ – for background information see Clifford Singer’s...
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Storing food in a localised low carbon system

  Traditional methods of storing food include preservation of food in ice brought from the mountains and kept inside caves...
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Doncaster leads on local sourcing

As local sourcing where appropriate is central to relocalising and strengthening regional economies, many will welcome news of a pledge...
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The global economy undermines our most universal aspirations — clean air, clean water, a stable climate, happiness”

  Localise West Midlands is a member of the International Alliance for Localization together with individuals, groups, NGOs, trade unions...
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The Exeter Pound

The Exeter Pound is one of the many local currencies on the “transition currency” model, like Bristol Pound and our...
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MUFP: 100 city regions hope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by changing the food system

In 2015, led by Milan, a coalition of 100 cities from all continents signed a Milan Urban Food Policy Pact...
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