Identity in this context is less about a shiny building, and more about owning and cultivating a culture in a place. Imagine that the public sector desired this future. Imagine they delivered it. That’s what is going to happen in this place.
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Building lasting relationships of trust between people and institutions is the way forward for community development and cohesion, says Nigel Moores
A new study underlines the environmental, economic and social benefits delivered by renewable energy projects. It’s a ‘triple bottom line’ we must exploit, say Paul O’Brien and Neil McInroy
Government sees planning as a drag on the economy – but have we lost sight of its true potential? Sarah Longlands visited cities in south-east Asia and South America in search of a fresh perspective
The debate about the role of central government in reviving deprived places is stuck. The real issue isn’t more or less government, but where and what type, argues John P. Houghton.
The ‘five pillars’ that support the government’s reform programme must have equality at their foundations. Any notion of ‘fairness’ will come crashing down otherwise, warns Stuart Speeden
The premise of Responsible Reform based on the current political and economic reality (‘austerity is the new normal’) and on the findings of Open for All? is this: 'The Big State failed to create resilient communities, the Small State is destroying what remains.'
It seems central government no longer regards equality as a priority – and that makes the role of local commissioners more crucial than ever, says Matthew Jackson
The ability of voluntary and community sector organisations to represent and support marginalised groups has been seriously damaged. Equality must return to the top of the agenda, says Debra Allcock Tyler
The coalition government is absolutely right to strive for localism. It’s just a shame it’s so out of touch with the way its reforms are playing out on the ground, says David Boyle