This week, as one of Britain’s wealthiest entrepreneurs gives us his self-help message - a peculiarly ironic statement in England’s most deprived city -, I’ll be taking it with a large pinch of salt.
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It’s not a faith issue at all, but one of the double standards across the social enterprise and charity landscape. Why else would one hospice open a charity shop in a small town when another hospice already has one? This is the kind of competitive behaviour you get from Tesco and Starbucks, not organisations you’d expect to collaborate.
We're not claiming a community allotment or a gated alleyway planted with hanging baskets can save the world. But it'll make an appreciable difference to the quality of life of those who use the space. Multiply that across hundreds of similar projects and it starts to look interesting.
No matter how many acronyms we come up with or partnerships we invent, economic development is still too focused on growth as a virtue in itself, rather than how this expansion in scale, supply chains, investment and capital, links to the creation of a better place for people. There is a tendency to assume that if we can just get the growth in the door, then the rest will take care of itself. The market will provide.
Symbiosis between old and new technologies offers the best way to ensure the digital revolution benefits all sections of society, says Ivan Tennant
Cheltenham Connect is a community initiative that has, through a whirlwind of activity, revived community spirit in south Cheltenham.
It’s vital we learn from programmes like housing market renewal if we’re serious about putting communities at the heart of regeneration, says Jennifer Strutt
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