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Green liberalism: a local approach to the low carbon economy

Green Alliance associate Duncan Brack, introduces our recently published collection of essays, Green liberalism: a local approach to the low carbon economy. There are similar collections under ‘Green social democracy’ and ‘Green conservatism’ projects as part of Green Alliance’s Green Roots programme, which … Continue reading

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Will City Deals promote sustainable transport?

This post is by Stephen Joseph, CEO of the Campaign for Better Transport. Launched to some fanfare last July by Nick Clegg, the City Deal programme is supposed to free larger urban areas from the dead hand of Whitehall, allowing … Continue reading

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How to make City Deals greener

This is a guest post by Andy Nolan, Director of Sustainable Development at Sheffield City Council. Eight core English cities including my own have now signed City Deals to boost their economies[1]. Work is already underway on putting the deals into practice, … Continue reading

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Three green politics predictions for 2013

Anticipating significant trends is a compulsive but risky habit. Last year I forecasted three, and whilst two did come good, one was spectacularly wrong.  The Conservative Party did not follow a centrist strategy and did not reassert its support for … Continue reading

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City deals are an opportunity for green growth

In its bid to unlock growth around the country, the government is turning to cities for help. The UK’s major urban hubs have been given decision-making powers, devolved funding and new financing models in return for drawing up growth plans. … Continue reading

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Cities are moving faster to a low carbon future

This post by Green Alliance’s Alastair Harper first appeared on the New Statesman’s Current Account blog. Our cities are the R&D facility for the country. From 4G rollout to community energy, they let us experiment with what’s possible. This is useful, because … Continue reading

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