Tag Archives: devolution

Should Every City Have a Mayor?

In the run-up to the election for the new Mayor of London, on 5 May, the British Academy last night held a discussion to consider whether the model of an elected ‘metro mayor‘ is really one that should be adopted across the rest of the country, as per the Government’s policies for devolution. There is no doubt that government in this

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Do we need a ‘Citizens’ Convention’ for the North East?

Last week the 21st Century Challenges programme travelled to Newcastle, to the Great North Museum, to run a public discussion meeting exploring the opportunities and challenges that decentralisation might bring to the North East of England. Our regional partners were the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (APL) at Newcastle University. Chaired

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Northern Powerhouse or ‘Northern Powercut’?

Tomorrow evening (3 December) a panel of distinguished speakers and an equally distinguished chair will take to the stage to discuss, in front of a public audience, the topic of ‘Decentralisation: what’s in it for the North?’. Coming just after the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, when the Chancellor, George Osborne, once again reiterated the Conservatives’ commitment to building a ‘Northern

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Regional event: Decentralisation: what’s in it for the North?

Date: Thursday 3 December 2015, 6.00pm – 7.30pm (followed by networking drinks) Doors open at 5.00pm Venue: The Great North Museum, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT Local authorities could soon be in the driving seat. Across the country, ‘devolution deals’ are being signed that give regions more power over how our taxes are spent on transport, housing, healthcare

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