Mr Pickles' manipulation of finance can only be compared to those people who used to operate at fairs and markets with cups and balls... the reality of the immediate cuts required will mean that we will be providing a worse service, whether it is in adult social care or collecting the bins.
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Ensuring the development industry takes account of its social and environmental impact will take a major cultural shift. That’s why nailing down a way to measure wellbeing is all-important, argues Ivan Tennant
Kincluny is aiming to be Scotland’s first sustainable village. But its notion of community sustainability goes far beyond eco-bling, as Clare Goff reports
With 450 SEM holders, there is now a critical mass of organisations and supporters that can take control of the brand and make it more relevant to the movement. In suggesting this, the charitable turn taken in the SEM criteria represents an obstacle to the advancement of social democracy in enterprise development.
Zambia’s Constituency Development Fund proves how much more can be achieved when local people are in control. Will the country’s new government take it to the next level? Austin Macauley reports
The best stories are about truisms. In this case, every generation despairs of the younger generation and have done so since the dawn of time.
More than 30 years after he first created the concept, Edgar Cahn believes that in midst of economic crisis the world is finally waking up to the possibilities offered by timebanking. Clare Goff meets him
Tottenham descended into riots in August despite years of community regeneration. But a new book argues that far from proving that investment failed, it shows such areas are too fragile to withdraw support from
What is really needed is a localised approach to developing and embedding apprenticeships into the every day practices of the public, commercial and social sectors.
If Markusen, and the civic economy are right, conversation is the new tool for effective and creative placemaking.