Shaping cities: the future of urban policy | Think Cities

This is re-blog of Kate Henderson’s excellent piece on rebalancing the UK economy and providing a clear policy role for provincial cities outside of London. A concise synthesis of the arguments and a challenge to the incoming government.

“Despite much rhetoric from successive governments about ‘re-balancing the economy’ many of the signals show a reverse trend.  It is in the national interest to see growth and renewal supported across the nation and to reduce spatial social and economic inequalities. We are too small an island to do otherwise.” Read the full article here: Shaping cities: the future of urban policy | Think Cities.

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Author: Andy Nolan

An experienced director-level professional with expertise in sustainable development, cities, universities, governance, policy and strategy. 15 years of experience working in the field of sustainability in both the private and public sector. Has worked within a local authority, in multi-authority partnerships locally and nationally. Experience in higher education across four universities in the UK plus representative bodies. Particular areas of interest and expertise include; energy; transport; climate change; waste management; air quality; decentralised energy; education for sustainability; smart cities; knowledge transfer; research.

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