We can’t afford to do regeneration badly but we continually seem to do so. All the initiatives happening in our area are happening in a haphazard, unstructured way with token community engagement.
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Belfast has a rich history of social action and some of today's social enterprise organisations date back to the early 1900s. Here are ten of the city's best ideas for social change:
It aimed to develop the area as a model of urban regeneration which can be replicated across the north and internationally – using a dynamic minority language community as a catalyst to improve the lives of those most in need.
While big business and infrastructure projects receive investment, small-scale neighbourhood economies get little support. Allowing communities greater control over assets could bridge the gap between the macro and the micro, says Charlie Fisher
On the site of one of Belfast's largest former employers, an incubation hub is hoping to kickstart local enterprise. Belfast Council - which owns the building - reports on its innovative approach to its development
Localised and joined-up skills strategies are vital if Belfast is to address its employability gap, says Adrian Nolan
Belfast Council has added new responsibilities to its portfolio, including social enterprise development. Its chief executive Suzanne Wylie talks to New Start about supporting social start-ups, inclusive growth and stopping the brain drain