My Card offers an innovative approach to high street loyalty. An area-based loyalty programme, it uses a ‘pay as you go’ card to reward residents for rediscovering their local high streets.
June 2011 - NewStart
As the formal institutional UK community sector disintegrates under the pressure of state disinvestment, and government tries to engage people through the Big Society vision, what is the relevance of community organising?
Co-operative businesses can help to redress the unbalanced and over-stretched economy. Mutual ownership beats shareholder democracy. Co-operatives are harder to start but harder to kill. If you want something that lasts 100 years make it a mutual.
The prevailing voodoo economic development suggests you can do local economic development, with inadequate resources, fragmented plans and patchy connectivity and collaboration.
He led government efforts to tackle deprivation during a time of unprecedented public investment. The money may have dried up, but Joe Montgomery’s determination to make a difference hasn’t. Clare Goff meets him
As local authorities and communities begin to use neighbourhood plans, the Community Game is an invaluable tool for equipping participants with the skills and knowledge needed to shape their environments.
Encouraging people to shop in independent retailers can help get people in to good habits… because remember, like a little puppy, town centres are not just for Christmas and can get old and ugly!
Progressive transport planning is in the midst of a boom, but is it on the right track to create the shift that the movement is looking for and does it even have the right vision of what that is?
The debate around tuition fees has led many to question the value of higher education. But the broader public benefit of universities is bigger than expected, says Faiza Shaheen.
Seen by some as his relaunch as Labour leader, Miliband’s speech about responsibility last week was a huge disappointment. It left me still unable to work out what he and the Labour party are for.