This paper focuses on the environmental problems that tend to emerge from the pursuit of 'unsustainable' economic growth. Using the term 'sustainable' in its environmental rather than macroeconomic sense, the paper focuses on some of the issues that are perceived as representing the 'problems of success' - housing, transport, water and flood management and the environment (including pollution and access to green spaces and the countryside).
Julie Foley uses original research to show that if the South East continues its current rate of economic growth, quality of life will become increasingly difficult to maintain, and she recommends practical policies to overcome this problem.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.