The Crown Estate is responsible for the management of much of the UK's coastline. In recent years it has taken steps to allow the local community to play a more active role through the introduction of local management agreements.
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As local authorities come under pressure to divest their woodlands, parks and green spaces, we need a radical rethink of how we manage land, argues Mark Walton.
An incredible 300 assets have been listed since the Right to Bid legislation came into force. This is the vital first step in protecting buildings and land. Here are some of the pioneering organisations and groups.
The Woodlands Social Enterprise Network is a new body to promote and support communities involved in woodland management. Mike Perry assesses the opportunity for an entrepreneurial approach to reconnecting people with their local woods.
Portland Works, a workspace and building of industrial heritage in Sheffield, was due to be redeveloped as flats until the local community stepped in. Steve Connelly reports on how a community shares issue to buy the building is helping create a new kind of local economy.
With Fixed Odds Betting Terminals averaging £900 per week profit per machine, under the relaxed planning laws there’s every incentive to convert many more empty shops into bookies. This is what the government is actually doing to the high street and they don’t care as long as they can screw every last penny out of business rates.
It’s not as if older people are some different form of humanity that requires them to be herded together and be ‘done to’. Neither is it as if we can expect increasing levels of dependency for what has been sometimes (totally inappropriately) termed a ‘tsunami’ of older people. It’s too bad, therefore, that through the process of enforced retirement and through the maintaining of housing, health and social care service approaches that often foster dependency, that the increasing needs have (at least in part) resulted.
Detroit warns us urbanists, planners and placemakers that we can’t allow placemaking to be mere decoration. Resilient places is about a placemaking which deeply considers the economics of place.
You see once ordinary people understand the challenge, and start to support it financially, the challenge changes. People talk about how and when, not if and where.
Heresay.org.uk is a social media monitoring tool for organisations who work with communities. In the commercial sector companies monitor the web to see who mentions their brand names and what they say. Heresay is the same idea, but for organisations that care about communities.