I am only now discovering the SERC blog. They are based at the LSE and aims to provide high quality independent research to further understand why some regions, cities and communities prosper, whilst others do not. Just the stuff I'm interested in. Have a look at the latest post:
SERC: Spatial Economics Research Centre: Rethinking our cities; density or size?: Will Hutton bemoans the quality of the first London Mayoral debate arguing that the candidates shouldn't focus narrowly on transport and and the police, but should address the wider issue of what makes London great and what could make it greater?