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Ed Wallis

Ed Wallis is Editor of the Fabian Review.

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Green Places

Ed Wallis

Putting the local environment at the heart of the devolution agenda The devolution agenda that is currently in full swing offers huge potential to support local environments and empower local communities. There are risks, however, that this promise will remain unfulfilled and that the economic focus of the ‘northern powerhouse’ will crowd out broader social,…

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The green thread

Ed Wallis

In an evolving and fragmented devolution policy landscape, green infrastructure can be the ‘green thread’ that binds devo deals together, writes Ed Wallis.  For a long time, the environment has found itself cast to the periphery of political debate. The hopeful spirit of the early 21st century, which saw making poverty history and securing the…

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Civic Socialism

Ed Wallis

A new agenda for arts and culture Arts and culture have not been seen as a political priority for many years – and have tended to be regarded as ‘low hanging fruit’ in the search for spending cuts following the financial crisis. This report, however, argues that arts and culture are actually of critical political…