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Experiments in a new local economics

heroforNovemberISSUE 516, NOVEMBER 2013

*SPECIAL FOCUS ON LOCAL ECONOMIC EXPERIMENTS*

IN FOCUS: THE AREAS EXPERIMENTING WITH A NEW LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Across the UK councils and local organisations are exploring new ways to do local economic development. Recession and austerity may have prompted the rethink but, for many places, the new economics is proving a more effective and equitable way to create and sustain communities

COMMENT: WE NEED A NEW NAME FOR LOCAL ECONOMICS

BUILDING AN ECONOMY FROM THE BOTTOM UP: Q & A WITH BRUCE KATZ
Vice-president of the Brookings Institution and author of The Metropolitan Revolution, Bruce Katz spoke to New Start about the shift of power from central government to local networks doing it for themselves

LOCAL ECONOMIC EXPERIMENTS: GETTING HOUSEBUILDING GOING
New financial freedoms are allowing councils to get house-building started again. Traditional council homes and self-build schemes are increasing supply but are they enough to meet demand?

FROM SCARCITY TO ABUNDANCE: TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES THROUGH PLAY
The Oasis game starts with the premise that a community has an abundance of resources and capabilities and just needs to unleash a sense of play and the power to create

 

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