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Much to commend in #UK2070 work. Clearly a serious academic type regional planning orientated contribution to issues of regional inequality and what we need to do about it. Good stuff! However, whilst extensive, there are some serious omissions/lack of emphasis.
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💷Financialisation with wealth extraction? The great 'unleveller' of the UK economy. This is a hugely significant omission by #uk2070? Needed bravery here. It hasn't been.
🌳 #GreenNewDeal? Surely worthy of consideration as basis to industrial transformation/ rebalancing?
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Local economies? Weak section. And no mention of #communitywealthbuilding(I declare an interest!). However, this is a key local economic approach adopted by dozens of areas and growing in anchor institutions (I.e #NHS)
👋Brexit. Barely mentioned.
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦No mention of new #localgov agendas such as #newmunicipalism, #remunicipalisation or #communityparadigm. All growing in importance.

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦little deliberative democracy/community engagement on #uk2070 as a whole. As such it lacks people power @PeoplesPowerhse
🤝no consideration of exciting ideas around #commons #opensource and new digital platforms which could remake economy.
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦no mention of #collaborativeeconomy, #sharingeconomy, #makermovement #cooperatives etc. All key components of a more inclusive economy
#UK2070 is welcome and now developed some good ideas. However, it has a rather old fashioned feel to it, given climate crisis and buzzy new #neweconomic thinking and practice. #uk2070 miss that and whilst relevant to future, it feels more inspired by past. Weaker for it
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