If Markusen, and the civic economy are right, conversation is the new tool for effective and creative placemaking.
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So, the logic of removing assets and resources that are perceived to no longer work creates a problem: what replaces these structures if our desire is a society where the mosaics of how we live our lives, at different points in our life, with different resources, link together?
Bring & Fix is an intergenerational fair that brings together local people of different ages under one roof to share their skills and knowledge.
So as we look forward to a new era of corporate social responsibility, of social innovation entering the mainstream and of people power forging through real change, let’s not forget the importance of those small interventions and experiences of change that help pave the way there.
The government doesn’t have an easy road ahead, but, it must use the LGRR to make the difficult decisions for growth. Policymakers should avoid overcomplicating the reforms and should not be afraid to be bold.
The People’s Budget is a new campaign to help community groups get a much bigger say on the money decisions of councils and other local statutory organisations.
Participatory Budgeting is a fantastic antidote to the constant trickle of consultation over policy matters that have little relevance to people’s lives. It’s real, practical and meaningful. It gives people a say without requiring them to take over a service just to have a say over how it’s delivered.
The Big Society has always been painted as an antidote to big government, but what about the economics? Damian Tissier argues it could equally be about the end of big business and our obsession with the market
With public sector funds pulled the government is pitching the private sector as the future of regeneration. But is it doing enough to ensure private coffers will flow and are businesses willing to make the leap towards greater responsibility? Clare Goff reports
We need to get better at recognising, naming and dealing with tension, especially over the next few years as local budgets and programmes are further cut back. In this context, the worst strategy is to ignore local tensions or wish them away, until the day they mutate into sudden and violent conflict.