Understanding resilience is about understanding the ability of an area to respond effectively to the challenges it faces; what enables some areas to respond from shocks, whether they are economic, social or environmental, while others falter and decline?
February 2011 - NewStart
Trafford Council's Nick Gerrard tells Clare Goff why we need the private sector like never before
A new landscape for economic development is emerging. But is the shrinking of the state resulting in new thinking? Clare Goff reports
Ray Worsnop explains how, with a bit of 3D trickery, you can tackle the blight of empty shops
Local authorities need residents on board now more than ever as they reshape local services. After a slow start, has the time for neighbourhood agreements finally arrived?
So why should co-operatives be defensive about their name? The simple fact is that they are based on a set of principles evolved over nearly 200 years.
By creating local enterprise partnerships instead of the bureaucratic and expensive RDAs, businesses have now been given a greater say in how they can help to develop our communities.
My question is where do poor neighbourhoods feature in Labour’s policy review?
Japan’s rapidly ageing population demands new approaches in its cities. Patsy Dell and Sarah Longlands look at a development that’s grappling with the issue
What struck me most about the vision for the Big Society Bank is the unquestioning endorsement of the way private banking operates, despite the horrors it’s brought, and the desire to replicate it in the social economy.