A Future Beyond Growth: event, Sat 5th July 9.30am

Posted Posted in Devolution, Economics, Regional economies, Uncategorized

You are invited to A Future Beyond Growth – a half-day event to explore the policy and practice changes needed for a better (sustainable and socially just) economy, and how we can make it happen. Saturday 5th July, 09.30 until 1330 Innovation Centre Birmingham – Holt Street, Aston Science Park, Birmingham Keynote speaker: Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party […]

City politics: unrest should be seen as a wake-up call

Posted Posted in Local government, Planning, Politics, Poverty, Protest

John Rossant is chairman of the New Cities Foundation and President of PublicisLive, which has been producing the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1995. Two days after the event, failing to mention the 4000 people gathered in London for the People’s Assembly, John Rossant points to a ‘common thread’ running through the Arab uprisings and Occupy Wall Street, the […]

Elected mayors: facts please

Posted Posted in City council, Devolution, Local government, Localism, Politics, Uncategorized

Followers on Twitter will know we’ve been trying to source a sound, factual and unbiased briefing [NB since writing this blog, we have produced our own]  on likely implications of switching to an elected mayor as local authority leader. This came about because in the media and social media debates and at the two events I’ve been to, the lack […]