Bristol greeted the news of Margaret Thatcher’s death with a customary bout of rioting. Maybe it’s something in the cider, but every occasion between the introduction of bridge tolls in 1793 to the opening of a Tesco Metro in 2011 has been marked by lobbing lumps of concrete at the establishment.
April 2013 - NewStart
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.
Whether in the business, social, third or public sectors, few organisations are protected from the cold economic winds which have being blowing for the last five years and which are set to continue for years to come. And much the same scenario applies to most communities and neighbourhoods across the country, though, of course, there are places and people who are actually seeing their living standards and wealth increase as others experience the very opposite.
Resilience is too often framed in terms of the concerns of the government rather than people. The government's civil contingencies secretariat sits in a corner of the Cabinet Office. It may be a very special corner, but it's a corner nonetheless, and a corner of Whitehall, one of the most insular and disconnected communities in the UK.
The pension schemes need to invest competitively and see their return. We all need to see them investing in social housing.
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Cities with strong mutual networks and relationships are more able to bounce back from shocks and adapt to challenges, says Neil McInroy
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What are the benefits of community economic development and how can it become more mainstream? Localise West Midlands has been finding out.