In July 2004, the ippr established the Commission on Sustainable Development in the South East, bringing together Commissioners from the business, voluntary and environmental sectors with crossparty political representatives from the South East and London.
The full publication can be downloaded for free using the link below.
With London growing as a world city, the South East is of increasing importance both in economic terms, and as a green hinterland to the capital. Yet there has been growing concern over the environmental and social issues facing the region. There are increasing pressures on housing, water supplies and the transport system. Furthermore, the success of the region has not been shared by all of its citizens, with pockets of economic deprivation in the cities and along the coast.
In this report the Commission sets out a range of policy options to promote the continued success of the region with a sustainable infrastructure and an inclusive economy. These findings will be a blueprint for policy-makers, local officials and business people across the region, and essential reading for anyone interested in regional policy and sustainable development.
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