Is it possible for a council to avoid cutting staff, maintain local services and keep funding the voluntary and community sector? Manjeet Gill reckons you can – and achieve a whole lot more. Austin Macauley meets her
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Following the launch of JRF’s housing market taskforce, Mark Stephens explains its vision for a socially sustainable housing market
Our current system leaves local authorities at the whim of the government in power at any given time, without any recourse to effectively argue their corner. Tackling this issue is more relevant now than it has been in the past, because a new stage in the relationship is developing…
Understanding how people and groups are networked to each other within an area can help plan for a more stable future. Clare Goff and Nicola Headlam look at a new tool designed to test the strength of these connections
In terms of economic development and regeneration, the coalition will face the perennial problem of forcing Tory-dominated areas in the south to accept more development in their back-yards. The financial incentives on offer might appeal to local authority leaderships but are unlikely to appease their electorates
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
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.