Fed up with traffic-choked streets, local people in an area of north-west London have drawn up a vision for improving their neighbourhood. Scott Elliot Adams describes how Harlesden’s town charter came about
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From floods in Memphis to wildfires in Lancashire, extreme weather conditions are on the rise. As climate change gathers pace and the vulnerability of communities in urban areas becomes more apparent, a new database of local responses provides some answers
This is Regather, a trading co-operative which aims to mutualise a chunk of Sheffield’s local economy
Our experience of working with communities - many of whom are from disadvantaged neighbourhoods – has shown us that even the smallest patch of land can make a great difference.
David Cameron has cited Swedish and Spanish co-operative schools as models for public service mutuals in this country. But a new report from Co-operativesUK finds the UK has a long way to go if it is to mirror international experiences of public service delivery by co-operatives.
The most comprehensive audit of green infrastructure ever undertaken by a UK city has revealed some surprising results, as Liverpool Council's head of planning Nigel Lee explains.
We now know who will lead the Work Programme. Matthew Jackson and Gareth Brown examine the hurdles ahead for those charged with delivering government’s welfare reforms
The UK continues to fare comparatively poorly on a number of indices measuring both material and psycho-social wellbeing. It is the fourth most unequal country in the western world. In Europe, the UK is at the bottom of the pile on almost every preventable social problem – including crime, mental ill health, family breakdown, drug abuse and obesity.
As a councillor it is already difficult to explain to people that you have no direct power over a multitude of organisations, but this will increasingly get worse in the future as I will also have to explain that there is nothing I can do about the local school or health facilities.
Apply the grey matter and you’ll find good transport links won’t necessarily cost the earth. It’s all about ‘intelligent mobility’, explains Dave Wright