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Monthly Reports Myriad Leaves
ISSUE 71 July 2010
Michi-no-eki - an opportunity for the rural economy? Case study: Creating new industry through glass recycling
Monthly reports for November 2010 added. Read them here.

November 2010:
- London Digital Neighbourhoods
- London Firefighter's Dispute
- East London Tech City
*JLGC News
*JET Programme, Alumni Association news
*Learning to Live Beyond Growth - Depopulation in Japan's Regions
*International events in Aichi Prefecture
*Editorial: Public Sector Costs Review

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Gavin Parker explains how the Japanese ‘road stations’ idea, offering locally produced food and providing a range of roadside services, could be useful in UK attempts to boost rural economies and communities

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With kind permission of author and Town and Country Planning Association.
Itabashi ward in Tokyo is currently engaged in a glass recycling programme which aims to open up new environmental markets using products made from discarded glass.

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