Ten of the best ideas for creating social and economic change in east London, from improving access to fresh produce to creating mixed communities of housing
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Geraldine Blake is chief executive of Community Links, a charity that has worked in one of the most deprived areas of the country – Newham in east London - for over thirty years. She talks to Clare Goff about responding to change.
New data maps the rapid growth in east London since 2001. But with evidence that gentrification is pushing marginalised people to the outskirts, Kirby Swales asks who has gained from the millions of pounds spent regenerating the area?
Recent attempts by UK councils to launch banks have ended in failure. But with entry into the banking market getting simpler and pressure for local finance growing, a new generation of council banks could soon become reality, says David Boyle
New Start's theme this month is east London, assessing how far the regeneration of the last ten years has impacted on its residents and profiling some of the organisations creating change in the area.
Locality Brokers introduces civic minded property professionals to ambitious communities, and helps them forge mutually beneficial working relationships for the long-term.
The Dutch city of Delft is proving that collaboration between the local council, universities and businesses can help small cities keep one step ahead, as Jennifer Tankard explains.
Community Land Trusts have helped local people take control of land and develop housing solutions in rural areas across the UK. Now for the first time this model is being used to help tackle London’s dysfunctional housing market, as Kate MacTiernan explains
It seems clear in these difficult economic times that a focus on local schemes is the way forward. People can circulate money in the local economy - money well spent as it has all kinds of positive spin off effects on local employment, safety and security and community cohesion.
Social value creation is an imaginative enterprise - it's the art of the possible - and public service buyers should be using the provisions of the social value act to find creative solutions for better places.