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Workshop: Local Economic Development and Skills Under Austerity

Tweet In this post, Jonathan Payne reports back on a two day workshop on local economic development (LED) and skills policy under austerity held by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) in May. The workshop brought together leading … Continue reading

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Participatory Budgeting: Shining light on the well manicured hands on the public purse.

Tweet Jez Hall from the Participatory Budgeting Network argues that the costs are spiralling of a public service culture that is focussed on acute interventions, increasingly relies on private delivery and is driven by the interests of professionals. He argues … Continue reading

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PhD Opportunity at CURA: Securitisation in Urban Policy Making

Tweet CURA are delighted to offer a PhD scholarship on Securitisation in Urban Policy Making. The scholarship is available for up to three years full-time study starting October 2016 and provides a bursary of £14,296 PA in addition to University tuition fees. … Continue reading

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Learning lessons: we need to encourage more policy sharing and less innovation

Tweet Sophie Wilson from the Institute for Government argues that there is too much focus on innovation in public services, and the we should focus more on learning from, and expanding, ‘what works’. We all like new things. Whether it’s the latest … Continue reading

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