FC United of Manchester – a football club owned and run by the local community – has taken local social responsibility to a new level, as Austin Macauley finds out
New technology platforms can help open up and expand the consultation stage of urban design and development. East London housing association Poplar Harca has used new app Commonplace to identify the needs of local residents.
Working out the basic viability of a building project does not always come easily to community groups – especially newer ones – and the ramifications of getting it wrong can be far reaching. A new set of tools aim to help the process.
Jennifer Tankard kicks off a series of articles from members of the Community Investment Coalition explaining why it’s time for a revolution in community finance