In the centenary year of the Carnegie UK Trust, chief executive Martyn Evans looks back over its 100 years of innovative social change and argues for the need for greater partnerships to tackle today’s social issues.
In his latest book, Local Dollars, Local Sense, Michael Shuman makes the case for local alternatives to the global financial system. He talks to Clare Goff about creating the infrastructure for local investment and why he’s in favour of the abolition of current local economic development practice.
A return to the ‘contributory principle’ isn’t a silver bullet that will fix our welfare system, but it could help us to focus on the aims and needs of social security, as Kate Bell argues.
It’s time to change the questions we are asking – not how can we reform existing institutions but how can we provide services that support people to grow and flourish in this century.
Baroness Susan Kramer was one of several peers who fought a successful battle to amend the new Financial Services Bill to make it easier to set up small banks. She talks to David Boyle about the potential for new models of local finance to emerge.
Geraldine Blake is chief executive of Community Links, a charity that has worked in one of the most deprived areas of the country – Newham in east London – for over thirty years. She talks to Clare Goff about responding to change.
Malcolm Fraser is an architect and founder of Malcolm Fraser Architects. He was chosen to chair the Scottish Government’s National Review of Town Centres, which is due to publish its results in spring 2013. He spoke to Clare Goff about the review’s findings so far and why he’s the antithesis of Mary Portas.
Gilbert Rochecouste grew up in Mauritius, surrounded by extended family and with the daily rituals of visiting the local well and market. This idea of village life inspired Village Well, Australia’s first placemaking agency, which he founded 20 years ago. He spoke to Clare Goff about putting people at the heart of place.
David Kirkham, strategic manager for Nottinghamshire: City and County Employment and Skills Board, gives his views on the Work Programme and the task facing local authorities and their partners
Steve Dubb talks to Caroline Murray about her work with the Alliance to Develop Power. The charity works at the grassroots in deprived communities in Springfield, Massachusetts, creating co-operatively owned and community-led housing and developing worker-owned enterprises