The election of metro mayors in six city-regions across England, and the continued introduction and evolution of Combined Authorities promises much, but questions remain for the government’s model of decentralisation.
Chaired by Peter Hetherington (The Guardian), the policy forum event was organised jointly by CURDS and the Society to mark the 40th anniversary of CURDS.
Panel members Victoria Bettany (CLES), Naomi Clayton (Centre for Cities), Aileen Murphie (National Audit Office), Professor Andy Pike (CURDS) and Tom Walker (DCLG), and the audience discussed several key issues for metro mayors including their ability to address the pressing economic, social, environmental, and political challenges at hand; their role in influencing the government’s new place-based industrial strategy; accountability and democratic renewal; and how they will work with their constituent local authorities and central government.
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The 2019 Walters Kundert Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Alun Hubbard to investigate the processes of submarine melting and iceberg calving on four of Greenland’s tidewater glaciers.
29 March 2019
This Thursday, 8 November, the Society is hosting GeoCom, the AGI’s annual conference.
7 November 2018
Dark, forgotten, golden, hopeless, wild, rising, new… The Director of the Royal African Society examines why every label diminishes Africa.
1 February 2016
Andy Rumfitt is a Director of Economic Development at AECOM based in London.
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