Fabian Society Releases New Report on the Evolving Devolution Policy

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Wind farm and greenhouse gas farm, together by Kevin Dooley via Flickr

The Fabian Society launched a new report, evaluating the evolving devolution policy landscape.

Published last Friday, the report, written by Ed Wallis, focuses on the future of devolution policy, and demonstrates how the local environment could be the ‘green thread’ that binds devolution deals together. There is growing recognition in public policy that green places bring significant economic, social, and environmental benefits, as well as providing crucial community spaces where people can come together, meet their neighbours and build trusting relationships.

In the report:

  • Judith Blake outlines how councils can make green infrastructure a bigger part of their devolution strategies
  • Sarah Whitney makes the economic case for investment in green infrastructure
  • Ruth Davis investigates how civil society can engage with the devolution agenda
  • Hugh Ellis considers the role of the planning system in creating ‘green places’
  • Kate Chappell explains how Greater Manchester is using its new powers mainstream environmental policy
  • Hannah Jameson shows how getting the most out of devolution requires a different approach to politics
  • And Mark Walton and Kate Swade outline the options for hard-pressed local authorities as they try to keep green spaces viable.

You can download the report here: http://www.fabians.org.uk/publications/green-places/