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Battles for diversity, heritage and the future of the city: Part II

Rowland Atkinson & Malcolm Tait

Four proposals to empower and re-tool our planning system could ensure it is able to act in all of our interests In the first part of this blog, we noted how the system of planning in the UK has been denuded to the extent that it has become severely limited in its ability to contest urban change stimulated by international … Continue reading

7 November 2016 by
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Battles for diversity, heritage and the future of the city: Part I

Rowland Atkinson & Malcolm Tait

The planning system has a key role in challenging the negative impacts of inequality, extreme wealth and international investment, but it must be strengthened to stop cities being hollowed out by capital Significant social friction has been generated by flows of investment capital into the built environment in cities like London.  Protests in the capital over the loss of public … Continue reading

31 October 2016 by
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Growing the economy from the middle out

A new growth model must place individual livelihoods at the heart of our regional economic strategy In his new SPERI paper Craig Berry suggests it is crucial to make a connection ‘between the new order and individual livelihoods’.  This resonates with two recent reflections of my own, which have come from my work with a number of communities who are … Continue reading

10 February 2016 by
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Will the Budget reinforce Britain’s lopsided housing recovery?

Craig Berry

Regional housing inequalities continue to widen – because the game is rigged Boosting the housing market has been central to the coalition government’s efforts to stimulate economic recovery.  As such, the housing market now occupies a similar position in the post-crisis growth model that it occupied in the pre-crisis growth model.  Rising property values are compensating for stagnating earnings in … Continue reading

15 March 2015 by
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