A New Deal for Local Economies — Lecture

Date: 2 Dec 2009 | posted in: Retail | 2 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Despite growing public support, local businesses are likely to remain on the economic margins without fundamental changes in public policy. In this lecture, delivered at the Bristol Schumacher Conference in Great Britain, Stacy Mitchell proposes a set of new rules — policies that would foster local self-reliance and refashion the economy for long-term viability.

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British Government Rejects Big Box Sprawl

Date: 1 Feb 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

In a move that could derail big box development projects throughout England, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has rejected a bid by the furniture chain Ikea to build a 300,000-square-foot store (seven times the size of a football field) outside the city of Stockport. In a letter explaining his decision, Deputy Prime Minister Prescott said the proposed store violated several provisions of both national and local planning policy. … Read More