English Cities: Join up locally or miss the Devolution Ball?
This is a guest post by David Bailey, professor at Aston Business School. Recently Labour leader Ed Miliband promised “the biggest devolution of power to England’s great towns and cities in a hundred years” in a move which shifts Labour’s focus on local economic development away from the ‘old’ administrative regions as in RDA-days towards […]
Building a better map of Europe
In 2008 Google began a mapping project called ‘Ground Truth‘ which, they hoped, would revolutionise online mapping and, ultimately, help build better maps for us to use. As of 2012, more than 1 billion people use Google maps so it was very nice when, only ten days ago, they released updated maps for 10 countries […]
Panorama: Jacques Delors on Cohesion Policy
An interesting article in the Autumn 2012 edition of ‘panorama’ captured our attention here at the RSA blog. Jacques Delors, president of the European Commission from 1985-1995, reflects upon cohesion policy during this time – and more recently – and makes some interesting comments in relation to the current financial predicament much of Europe finds itself in. […]
Open Days 2012
In Brussels this October (8th to 11th) there will once again be an EU Open Days event focusing on regions and cities. This is the tenth year it has happened, but not everyone really understands what it’s all about, so let’s see what the organisers say… “The OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and […]