Opinion

Time to give LRFs back some value

Time to give LRFs back some value
By Dr Arabella Kyprianides et al | July 2, 2020

The Government’s ‘top down’ approach has undermined local resilience forums’ ability to deliver local COVID-19 capabilities efficiently, say Dr Arabella Kyprianides and a group of specialist academics and former senior police officers.

    We need to invest properly in the local state

    By Cllr David Mellen | June 30, 2020

    We should see any COVID-19 relief monies as an investment in our nation’s future, says Core Cities UK portfolio holder for finance Cllr David Mellen. If we invest in public services now, we will get our nation up and running, he adds.

    Positive change is possible

    By Stuart Lindsay | July 1, 2020

    The care sector has witnessed great tragedy in recent months. IMPOWER's Stuart Lindsay says 'there is an opportunity to fast forward positive change and benefit future generations - albeit one that needs careful steering'.

    Supporting more democratic, responsive urban planning and design

    By Peter Baeck and Sophie Reynolds | July 2, 2020

    In one of a series of essays on how the wisdom of citizens could support councils in managing cities after COVID-19, Peter Baeck and Sophie Reynolds look at the urban planning  and design process - and share inspiring examples from across the world [..]

    Ready for a restart?

    By Kersten England | July 1, 2020

    With local resilience forums being hampered by factors outside of their control, Solace spokeswoman for civil resilience and community safety Kirsten England asks if a complete reset is needed in central-local relations.

 
 

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