Published: 18th May 2011

Understanding how people and groups are networked together within a place can help plan for a more stable future. Clare Goff and Nicola Headlam look at a new tool to help test the strength of these connections The ability to build strong social networks is key to the future success of a place The need for leadership of place has never been greater. As local areas grapple with the impact of public sector cuts and a dwindling economy, those able to steward places through the current turbulence will be in high demand. In particular, the ability to bring together the various elements of local economies – the public, private and social sectors – will be key to the future success of place. The analysis of social networks – the links between individuals and groups – has risen in prominence over recent years and is increasingly feeding … (To read the full article, subscribe below)