Monthly Archives: May 2014

Abigail Melville: What is distinctive about cooperative councils?

14th May, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

By Abigail Melville Associate, the RSA. When I was a young Labour Party policy officer I was very taken with the idea of “community planning” which came from New Zealand. This was the idea that the community works together to decide priorities that everyone works towards. I felt proud that I got it mentioned in Labour’s ...

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Ben Lucas: Can British cities learn from US ‘networked localism’?

14th May, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

By Ben Lucas Chair of Public Services, the RSA. Earlier this month, The Atlantic, one of the best public policy sites, published an interesting piece by Eric Liu about Seattle’s decision to introduce a $15 an hour minimum wage. This is an important development for a number of reasons. Firstly, it underscores the argument advanced by Bruce Katz, Benjamin ...

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