In my experience the social enterprise/civil society sector needs more support, capacity building and growth before it can take on this type of finance.
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What could cause such a fuss, you might wonder, that would result in 400,000 people, including the likes of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the National Trust and Dame Judi Dench to campaign so vociferously?
Thirty years ago Place-making was understood to be the domain of architects and planners and the term had a purposeful meaning. Today it’s been hijacked by people who think you can define a city by painting your face and juggling on the back of a flat-bed truck.
It’s not simply a question of going to the bank of mum or dad when for many either mum or dad is not part of their lives or indeed the bank is empty.
My view is we need to develop and pursue an intentional economic development strategy at a national level. An industrial strategy or ‘good jobs’ plan, if you like.
In the era of localism we could perhaps develop a partnership, that could be local and strategic too - ever come across anything like that?
CLES’ new publication, launched today and supported by Groundwork UK, highlights the importance of public space and the crucial role it plays in stimulating social action and realising the coalition government’s vision for the Big Society.
We think Placemaking is the best process to create the shared responsibility and citizen empowerment necessary to achieve the localism that the Big Society is striving for.
An over-emphasis on shared values and common identity not only implies that these are deficient within certain minority or faith communities; it is also an unhelpful distraction from the social and economic inequalities that face many individuals.
What can we learn from the winners of the annual Urbanism Awards?