Wherever you are, there is likely to be a local issue making the news. It could be related to transport, or perhaps energy generation. Sometimes the issue is an environmental one, or perhaps linked to employment - or both.
There are two new schemes in Norwich which promise to offer local geography teachers plenty to talk about and follow for some years to come.
Generation Park Norwich is a proposed redevelopment of an old site that was previously used for utilities, but has stood derelict for a long time. It is planned to benefit the local community.
An exhibition of the plans was held in early June in Norwich. I was unable to make it, but there is a website which contains the details here.
Another issue that will also be relevant for some years to come is the plan to build a Northern Distributor road around the north of the city, which will cost well over £100 million for a road less than 9 miles long.
This has been called the 'road to nowhere' by campaigners who argue that it doesn't complete a 'ring' around the city.
It will also connect with the proposed eco-town of Rackheath (which is a whole separate issue by itself)
There is already a campaign against the road called the SNUB campaign.
There is plenty in the local newspaper: the EDP, and I've started to collect clippings about the project.