Brendan Nevin argues there’s a mismatch between the coalition government’s approach to housing and the social and economic reality on the ground
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Confucius said that ‘Money is round and it rolls away’. Well over the last year, it has certainly rolled away from many of places. No growth, stalled development, job losses, growing inequality and failing town centres are a feature of our local economies.
So far the Big Society seems to mean ‘You’re all in this together’: it’s about time the government joined in.
The importance of human-scale institutions has been a key theme throughout David Boyle’s work. Now the former journalist has written a guide to restoring ‘the human element’ to organisations.
Julia Unwin argues poverty in the UK should not be accepted as a fact of life, but that its eradication requires a new course of action.
The Portas Review offers warm words on making town centres into quality places – yet the aspects dealing with movement threaten to undermine this positive picture.
Austerity shouldn’t mean years of misery. Town centres should become places where we have a good time and play a part in community life without having to come away laden with shopping bags - and what better time to start than when people are hard up?
In part two of our review of 2011 Julian Dobson reflects on a year when aspirations to become ‘the greenest government ever’ were unceremoniously dumped
It’ll be up to us to get it sorted, home by home, business by business. It’ll be up to those in rented accommodation to bring their landlords to account in order to ensure their properties are improved. It’ll be up to homeowners to take the initiative. But if this is to be market-led then everyone should have equal access to that market. So who’s going to do the persuading?
The £60,000 ‘Buy Better Together Challenge’ aims to help inspire new models of community buying, stimulate enterprise and promote shared learning.