Rather than simply focus on driving up productivity and encouraging everyone to work longer hours now is the time to examine the case for a shorter and more flexible working week in the UK, where paid work is redistributed as part of a wider drive towards tackling inequalities.
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The time is ripe for co-operatives to show their strength and ‘become a creative economic force that is more than a sum of its parts'.
To really fix the problem, start thinking about the conditions necessary for that problem not to exist. Think ‘create health’.
Being host to Expo 2008 accelerated the regeneration of Zaragoza, Spain’s fifth largest city. Investment in large-scale infrastructure has been combined with small interventions which have engaged local citizens. Clare Goff reports
It is heartening to note that parts of the private sector are prepared to play a role in these tough economic times.
This year’s Cities Outlook report from Centre for Cities paints a picture of growing disparities across the UK with some cities untouched by recession and cutbacks while others have seen deep-seated problems compounded. Austin Macauley talks to co-author Paul Swinney about the findings
The middle classes are better at getting what they want from local services. So if public policy is shaped by the Big Society, is there a risk that those most in need will be further disadvantaged? It could be a matter of priorities, say Peter Matthews and Annette Hastings
Business leaders in Bristol have published their vision for the city. It’s all about breaking out of short-term political cycles and taking a long-term view, John Savage tells Clare Goff
John Houghton revisits the problem of empty homes and calls for imaginative local solutions as regeneration winds down and resources dry up
Jennifer Worth’s work offers a chance for practitioners in every part of provision, from education and health providers to housing and town planning professionals, to consider afresh what the world looks like from the vantage point of the most vulnerable.