Place and the future of the social sector
A group of national charities, think tanks, social infrastructure and umbrella organisations have come together to advocate and begin to campaign for a shift in thinking towards more meaningful forms of place-based social change and transformation.
Court of Appeal Faraday Judgment: An amber light for unprocured development joint ventures
The Faraday judgment does not mean that councils cannot proceed with unprocured development schemes but it does mean that they should do so with robust legal justification, say Helen Randall and Kavita Roy of Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Let’s develop a Team Midlands approach
For years the regions looked at the success of Greater Manchester as a benchmark, but in a short space of time the West Midlands has learned to replicate this approach, boosted by the cross-party appeal of Andy Street, says Simon Dale.
Birmingham councillors not told about soaring Paradise costs
The runaway costs of a flagship redevelopment in the centre of Birmingham were not revealed to councillors, a report has revealed.
Call for PPP 'reset'
A strong leadership role from local government is essential for ensuring the success of regeneration schemes involving the public and private sector, a new report has argued.
The finite capacity of civil society
How much capacity has civil society got to absorb the increased demands on its financial and human resources, asks Sarah Longlands
Winner’s quest to build on success
As The MJ launches its 2019 awards Michael Burton reports on how winning the 2018 Local Authority of the Year category this year made an impact on Blackburn with Darwen Council
Core Cities could generate almost £100bn every year
We can generate almost £100bn for the UK economy every year if Government adopts our 'productivity package' bringing us up to the level of other European cities, says chair of Core Cities UK Cllr Judith Blake
A winning partnership
Outsourcing is often seen in a negative context – but when managed correctly public-private partnerships, Richard Crouch believes, can be a win-win for all involved
With a background in regeneration and place-shaping the city of Wolverhampton’s new managing director Tim Johnson is pushing forward with the city’s ambitious redevelopment plans as he tells Michael Burton
Driving growth requires more freedoms
Regeneration can offer the capital exciting new opportunities, according to Cllr Clare Coghill. She says Government is being called on to work with London Councils to develop local industrial strategies and deliver the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
Stockton’s high street transformation
Stockton has been well ahead of the game when it comes to developing a town centre people want to spend time in for reasons other than just shopping, as Neil Schneider explains
Stepping up to the housebuilding challenge
Mixed-use property is one of many approaches in Homes England’s housing arsenal. Its value in unlocking new homes and driving wider urban regeneration makes it an issue that should not be overlooked, writes Gareth Blacker.
Brum to implement bin strike deal
Beleaguered Birmingham City Council is finally expected to implement the deal that ended an acrimonious bin strike – four months behind schedule.
EXCLUSIVE: Brum loses control of £1bn project as costs double
Birmingham City Council has been forced to hand over control of its £1bn city centre regeneration, amid spiralling costs and governance criticisms, The MJ can exclusively reveal.
Bolton secures £250m regeneration investment
A private consortium is poised to invest hundreds of millions into Bolton MBC’s £1bn town centre regeneration.
Leading the charge on town centre revival
Alan Harris looks at what councils can take from the recent Grimsey Review and suggests where it did not go far enough.
Doncaster presses ahead after Muse pulls out of joint venture
Doncaster MBC has been left to go it alone on a multi-million pound regeneration project
Breathing life into the high streets
Sam Clayden looks at two new reports urging a full re-purposing of the British high street in response to the chaos caused by changing lifestyles and technological advances.
The key commercial property considerations for local industrial strategies
Andrew Carter outlines the findings of a new Centre for Cities report on local industrial strategies and city centres.