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Supporting Space for Community-Led Planning

February 19, 2016
By Cian Bryan

In the usual manner in which political debate proceeds, planning is often the site of a polarised ideological debate between state-led and market-led solutions to prevailing policy issues. Both approaches of course have their place. However, as the state recedes as a fulcrum of power within an increasingly globalised world, and the market has failed… Read more »


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CIL is Turning 6. Who Will Come to the Party?

February 12, 2016
By Hannah David

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is now six years old and like any six year old child, CIL has had its teething problems. There are lessons to learn. Its future potential remains uncertain. My aim in this blog (and my forthcoming paper) is to start a conversation about how CIL can make a meaningful contribution… Read more »


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The Devolution Agenda Must Become More Inclusive

February 5, 2016
By Cian Bryan

In principle, the current devolution agenda represents a magnificent opportunity for our cities and regions.  It has the potential to transform governance, giving those areas who reach new Devolution Deals greater strategic planning powers and the ability to better determine the direction of their future economic development.  It also represents an opportunity to enhance our… Read more »