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URBED’s Routemaster bus allows ‘live planning’ to reach out into the heart of areas under discussion, moving around to meet different groups at times that suit them. Pictured here in Walsall.

Localism - a new dawn for the Empire of the SUN (Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood)?

Localism offers hope for rediscovering popular energy, but a cultural revolution shaped by community consent rather than force will take time, says Jonathan Brown of Urbed

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