The Estate We're In
The Estate We're In urges politicians from all parties to pledge to turn around the most deprived council estates within the next decade. Estate Recovery Teams should be established to work with local leaders in identifying and tackling the deep-rooted and acute social problems which affect individual estates.
Green Society highlights the importance of parks and other urban green spaces to the social and economic wellbeing of the country and sets out new ways to improve the UK's local green spaces in the face of local authority spending cuts. The paper makes a wide range of proposals including the idea of a full or partial council tax rebate for volunteers who maintain and improve nearby green spaces.
Silicon Cities argues that ‘clusters’ – geographic concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field – are the most effective way of boosting the technology sector across the country, and makes a number of recommendations as to how this can be achieved.
Former Olympian, James Cracknell to lead Policy Exchange work on obesity and physical activity
Double Olympic gold medallist, James Cracknell, will today begin work on a new project for Policy Exchange.
Wolfson Economics Prize 2014
The second Wolfson Economics Prize will be awarded to the entrant who offers the best answer to the question “How would you deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?” At £250,000, the prize is the second largest for economics after the Nobel prize.