To really fix the problem, start thinking about the conditions necessary for that problem not to exist. Think ‘create health’.
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Just because we’re in the middle of an economic crisis, doesn’t mean to say that regeneration is simply a luxury that we can do without. Regeneration is for life, not just for Christmas (sorry, I couldn’t resist!)
Scotland’s new regeneration strategy pledges to renew the government’s focus on community-led solutions. Good news for housing associations? Austin Macauley reports
Kincluny is aiming to be Scotland’s first sustainable village. But its notion of community sustainability goes far beyond eco-bling, as Clare Goff reports
We need an alternative which local communities can use to leverage funding to create new infrastructure. This is where TIF – tax increment financing – comes in.
What can we learn from the winners of the annual Urbanism Awards?
As the UK’s recession deepens, not only have the 1.2 million young people currently not in education, employment or training (NEET) become increasingly vulnerable, we are at risk of losing a whole new generation of potential as that number escalates.
Securing new funding has become even more crucial, so we were absolutely delighted to hear that Tomorrow’s People, a charity helping unemployed people into work, has been awarded £3.2 million in Scotland to help it expand its unique Working It Out programme for those who are NEET and fall into the ‘More Choices, More Chances’ group.
Holyrood’s decision to vote down the budget bill will undoubtedly lead to further debate and discussion over the coming days about the detail of the devolved administration’s spending proposals. What is clear though is that at a time when the country is witnessing a sharp economic downturn, parliament needs to come to the aid of our hard-pressed businesses and help their cash flow and order books through measures such as the cutting of business rates and the acceleration of public sector capital spending.
For 30 years I was a community worker mostly in the house estates of Scotland. Since the early 1990s, increasingly municipalist Labour administrations north of the border moved against independent communities to bring them back under council control. To its shame, the community development profession up here turned its back on these communities and went to work for the state.
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