Surf, Scotland’s independent regeneration network, investigated the impacts of the recession on two communities, and assessed how local responses are helping maintain their resilience. Derek Rankine reports.
Resilient communities have resilient, co-produced institutions at their heart, argues Julian Dobson.
The devolution of the social fund is an opportunity for local areas to pool their resources and provide funding and support systems for the long-term resilience of residents, as Nicola Steuer explains.
Birmingham is finding new ways to connect sectors and link innovators across the city, as Patrick Willcocks explains.
From a people-centred perspective, the welfare debate is back to front: the goal must be to build capacity, not simply to reduce budgets. Welfare payments are just one part of a matrix of factors that support people’s livelihoods in poor communities.
The rapid expansion of the Fredericks Foundation couldn’t have come at a better time for businesses shunned by the banks. Austin Macauley looks at the model behind its success.
Community Land Trusts have helped local people take control of land and develop housing solutions in rural areas across the UK. Now for the first time this model is being used to help tackle London’s dysfunctional housing market, as Kate MacTiernan explains
The murder of a young design student kickstarted the regeneration of West Kilbride. Using crafts as a focus to bring pride back to the community has put the village firmly on the map, as Susan Downer explains
A new bank backed by a council pension fund is supporting the local economy by lending to small businesses cast aside by big banks. Austin Macauley reports
Marcus Westbury explains how nurturing local creative talent has helped turn around Newcastle’s ailing city centre to make it one of Lonely Planet’s top ten cities in the world