Category Archives: local economies

Keep Portland Weird…

I’m lucky enough to be spending a some time in Oregon, in the USA’s Pacific Northwest. The Northwest is interesting to planners for a number of reasons. There are big debates about environmental protection versus an economy driven by the … Continue reading

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Attercliffe showcase – Thursday 15 December

Anybody that knows Sheffield knows the neighbourhood of Attercliffe – sometimes for the ‘wrong’ reasons. It’s fair to say that the once-vibrant area has a bit of an air of dilapidation these days, as it has for some time. But … Continue reading

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Despite the downturn, the housing market gap grows: we need a new approach

I was recently involved in a short project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looking at the issue of housing market volatility in the UK, but from the perspective of local areas. Inevitaby, the report doesn’t actually tackle what hardcore economists … Continue reading

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