“To change the conversation, we have to change who is part of it”

Brightening children’s futures

I was in the supermarket choosing a birthday card when I heard a child singing the alphabet beside me: ABC..DEFG.. HIJKLM… And I thought, maybe we should share health knowledge this way, through memorable rhymes, stories and games.


The Co-City project is an international movement working towards participatory urban governance, inclusive growth and social innovation. It does so by bringing together public authorities, civic organisations, local businesses, knowledge institutions and social innovators to ask the question ‘to whom does the city belong?’ with the goal of creating more just and democratic cities.

Why devolution matters after all

This may come as a shock to some, but “devolution” is not a very sexy word. It is not particularly popular with headline writers or SEO specialists, which goes some way to explain why you don’t read too many news stories about the joys of shifting power from Westminster down to local levels.

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