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Viewpoint: Design for life

November 16, 2016 by LGiU

Sara Lopez discusses the role of design skills in engaging people in the development of social innovation projects in London and in India.


Is affordable housing affordable?

November 14, 2016 by Janet Sillett

So what do we actually mean by affordable housing? Asks Janet Sillett. Sounds an easy question but it is a highly contentious one.



Agree to differ

November 1, 2016 by Jane Sankarayya

‘We are losing our shared space’, someone in the office said the other day. Certainly the idea of compromise and living with and accepting difference seems to be disappearing from political life – from life – at an alarming rate of knots. At a national level and at a local level.…




Viewpoint: Engaging Londoners, changing London

October 10, 2016 by LGiU

Three years ago Changing London was set up with the aim of capturing and debating ideas from London's citizens about what they wanted for their city in the future - David Robinson, one of the founding members explains why and what happened.


Viewpoint: Drawing together – the Big Draw Festival

October 6, 2016 by LGiU

The Big Draw is a national arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing – in its broadest sense - as a tool for learning, expression and invention. Director Kate Mason explains, as she introduces their Big Draw Festival taking place this month.



The Conservatives have gone walkabout on devolution

October 3, 2016 by Jonathan Carr-West

What to expect from Conservative conference? There’s a growing sense that the time has come for the Government to say something, anything, about how it sees the future. The Prime Minister will surely want to say more than just that “Brexit means Brexit” if she is to reassure the country…


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