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John Tizard

Why fight poverty?

Politicians and leaders should also read Unwin’s book, in which she calls for ‘a new agreement that recognises a shared interest in reducing poverty' and a more rational discussion about the sort of society we want to address ‘the greatest social challenge facing social policy in the twenty first century and to maximise the skills and contributions of all our citizens’. Unwin is right that this is one of the greatest challenges for social policy.

The Incredible Edible experiment

What started with slightly anarchic plantings in public places is actually a model that can begin to reconnect communities and local economies. People are thinking differently about the town as a whole too, with an edible Green Route that connects the health centre, theatre, market, station and canal towpath, bringing a sense of unity to the town and creating important habitats for pollinating insects.

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