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Can investments in better connected Cities make us happier?

Happiness and well-being are often used interchangeably. However, happiness is associated with the pleasant feeling accompanying certain events which then contributes to the general state of our well-being. Subsequently, unhappy experiences reduce our state of well-being and the reduction of …

Posted on: December 16, 2014

‘Devo met’: an idea whose time has come

This article was originally published by Policy Network With a series of significant new pledges since his ‘northern powerhouse’ speech in June, George Osborne seems determined to own the city growth agenda. How can Labour get back on the front foot? …

Posted on: December 5, 2014

The Political Economy of Metro Cities

The following paragraph is an excerpt of Ben Lucas’ contribution to ‘Labour’s Local Offer: Ideas for a radical local manifesto‘ The idea of ‘political economy’ owes its origins to the Enlightenment and is closely linked to the rise of the modern state. …

Posted on: November 25, 2014

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