A new report examines our success to date in creating lifetime neighbourhoods. Mark Bevan and Karen Croucher explore some of the challenges involved in ensuring the needs of all ages are met
Clare Corran explains how a scheme born out of tragedy in London has become a powerful tool against crime in Liverpool and a lifeline for young people
Ensuring the development industry takes account of its social and environmental impact will take a major cultural shift. That’s why nailing down a way to measure wellbeing is all-important, argues Ivan Tennant
Kincluny is aiming to be Scotland’s first sustainable village. But its notion of community sustainability goes far beyond eco-bling, as Clare Goff reports
The People’s Budget is a new campaign to help community groups get a much bigger say on the money decisions of councils and other local statutory organisations.
Timebanking has gained traction and won many plaudits in the last decade. But can it move into the mainstream? Clare Goff reports
Each year staff at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) nominate projects and initiatives that have achieved positive local change. Clare Goff takes a look at the three winners.
The phrase Big Society is banned and you’ll find little kowtowing to the government’s agenda. But Knowsley is still taking a pragmatic approach to cutbacks, discovers Austin Macauley
As retail struggles, new models for our high streets are emerging. Ivan Tennant assesses some creative approaches to town centres.
Creativity within a place can’t be defined or nurtured by physical boundaries. We need to redefine what we mean by ‘creative quarter’, says Ivan Tennant