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Urban Futures Podcast – Tackling City Decline with Andy Pike

Tweet In this second edition of the Urban Futures podcast we talk to Andy Pike, Professor of Local and Regional Development and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development studies, at Newcastle University about recent work he and … Continue reading

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Urban Futures Podcast – the Grounded City with Karel Williams

Tweet We are delighted to launch CURA’s “Urban Futures” podcast series with this edition on the “Grounded City” with Karel Williams, Professor of Accounting and Political Economy at the University of Manchester. If you use iTunes click here to listen and download … Continue reading

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Baltimore: Governing Two Cities in ‘Crisis’

Tweet Madeleine Pill reports on findings from a second round of research in Baltimore  carried out as part of the collaborative governance under austerity project, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Urban Transformations Network, and led by Prof. Jonathan Davies. Baltimore … Continue reading

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Labour-Centred Development in Latin America: Two cases of alternative development

Tweet In todays post, Adam Fishwick offers an overview of the main arguments and highlight some of the key empirical findings of research published recently in Geoforum. Co-authored with Ben Selwyn, the article discusses alternative models of development that go beyond … Continue reading

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Post-Brexit Devolution: What Should it Look Like?

Tweet In this post Paul O’Brien argues that after Brexit devolution should  empower local government to deliver a localised industrial strategy. Councils could be forgiven for wondering if Government remains as committed to devolution and decentralisation of power, post Brexit, … Continue reading

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Heathrow expansion: Six reasons why it should be seen as a failure of government

Tweet In today’s post Steven Griggs and David Howarth outline six reasons why the decision to build a third runway at Heathrow airport represents a failure of government, that will be hotly contested and continue to generate controversy well into the … Continue reading

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The hollowness of GDP: The case of Ireland

Tweet In today’s post Dr Daniel Bailey and Professor John Barry argue that Ireland’s GDP statistics highlight the disconnect between ‘official’ growth and the real economy, and raise questions about the nature of growth itself. This post was originally published by … Continue reading

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Restricting immigration won’t pay for working people

Tweet In today’s blog, guest bloggers from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) – Olivier Vardakoulias (Economist) and Marc Stears (CEO) – argue that restricting immigration  will not benefit workers in areas that voted in favour of Brexit. This post was originally published on NEF’s website – … Continue reading

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Devolution after Brexit: 3 things that need to change

Tweet In this post, originally published on the New Economics Foundation’s blog, Adrian Bua argues that devolution should deliver a genuinely more equal, decentralised and balanced political economy in the UK following the Brexit vote. Brexit has cast doubt over … Continue reading

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Brexit: the Need for a “21st Century Marshall Plan”

Tweet Professor Jonathan Davies argues for a new “Marshall Plan” to fix the broken political economy of the UK, and of Europe. There are long decades when history barely moves.  And there are times when decades or even centuries fly … Continue reading

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