Cities with strong mutual networks and relationships are more able to bounce back from shocks and adapt to challenges, says Neil McInroy
What are the benefits of community economic development and how can it become more mainstream? Localise West Midlands has been finding out.
What does the abolition of the social fund mean for local areas? Damon Gibbons finds out.
We would like to see frontline workers in all services having around 10% of their time allocated to collaboration with new and existing community groups and with workers in the other services, to tackle joint problems and improve local conditions together.
How much of the regeneration money that has been poured into east London is being shared with its existing population? How can its gentrification benefit all?
New Start’s theme this month is east London, assessing how far the regeneration of the last ten years has impacted on its residents and profiling some of the organisations creating change in the area.
Far too often groups and organisations are busy dealing with and reeling from the latest blow to be able to look up and make plans for the future.
We asked six experts to give their verdicts on the events of 2012 and suggest ideas for progression in 2013.
Refusal to implement practical, low risk-solutions simply puts political ideology before people.
While we need and must start with Big Local efforts, we also need ‘Big Urban’, ‘Big Sub-Regional’ and ‘Big National’ efforts to trigger and sustain effective neighbourhood renewal in the context of sustainable urban development.