We need a system of choice in public services which can genuinely tackle inequality, says David Boyle.
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In the midst of rapid societal changes, equality is often going in the wrong direction. Can new approaches to public services close the gap? A series of articles from leading thinkers in the UK provides ideas and inspiration.
Progressive procurement policies which are receptive to and considerate of local fairness can have a number of advantages as regards creating and safeguarding local jobs, boosting local economies and advancing equality and fairness in service provision and in principles of equality within the supply chain.
When Transition Town Totnes was unable to secure funding for a local enterprise incubator, it decided to tap into the resources and goodwill of the local community. As the REconomy Centre prepares for launch, Frances Northrop tells its story.
Schemes to address rising levels of household debt in the Netherlands are proving successful. What can the UK learn from their interventions, asks Clare Cummings.
An asset-based approach to community development is paying dividends in three areas of Greater Manchester, as Nick Massey explains.
The CityLab project in Stirling has proven there is high demand for enterprise support on the high street, as Andy Kennedy explains.
Casserole Club helps people share extra portions of home-cooked food with others in their area who might not always be able to cook for themselves. Like a local, community-led takeaway, members serve up meals to their neighbours, getting more people cooking fresh food while strengthening local neighbourhood relationships with every bite.
How can sharing boost local economies, build community and improve the resilience of neighbourhoods? Here’s ten sharing projects that are creating change in local areas.
The sharing economy is entering the mainstream, with corporates like BMW getting on board. But how far can sharing cities boost local economies and communities, asks David Boyle?