Ed Whitfield is co-managing director of the Fund for Democratic Communities, based in Greensboro in North Carolina. He talks to New Start about re-learning democracy, building new economic models, and the beginning of the end for capitalism.
As football clubs focus on money and global prestige, they are increasingly disconnected from the communities in which they are based. As a new season kicks off, Austin Macauley asks whether the beautiful game can be a force for good.
As asset transfers between councils and local organisations grow, Locality and the Football Association have produced a guide to help any local football clubs interested in taking on local assets.
Regeneration-by-football is usually a failure. Here are some other ideas for how clubs can help their communities.