Were RDAs a force for good? Promoting regeneration and innovation?


This article was published in a supplement to The Times in 2006. Here Paul explored regional development administrations as drivers for urban regeneration. His last paragraph says it all!

Today, in Britain we are still trying to work out the best way to stimulate local economies and so support sustainable regeneration! What is the right financial mechanism? How best to devolve Whitehall? Are projects like the northern powerhouse and HS2 the best way of just political vanity projects?

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