Our CEO, Helen Goulden, looks at how it is vital to turn back the tide on how we view towns, with a particular focus on Corby, now dubbed the "UK's greatest town", despite its many challenges.Find out more
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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957
Our CEO Helen Goulden blogs on a Tale of Two Cities, our new research on the importance of communities being given ‘permission to act’ to tackle the sharp effects of a range of inequalities.Find out more
Our Director of Communities, Nat Defriend, writes for The Fabian Society on Michael Young's legacy and the enduring recognition of the role which housing and housing policy play in creating, embodying and perpetuating social inequalities.Find out more
Talking hands and 3D printed pasta - just a couple of the cutting edge technical innovations exhibited at the opening of this year's European Maker Week.Find out more
As part of our Amplify NI programme, Jim Ledwith from the team talks about putting ethnographic research into practice on the buses.Find out more
This week, after a year and a half researching on the MONDRAGON Corporation, Director of Research, Mary Hodgson, attended a day with small co-operatives, academics and city stakeholders in Leeds to discuss the role of civil society organisations in creating inclusive economies. Read her top five thoughts from the day.Find out more
Researcher, Hannah Rich, asks: what are the social and economic costs of austerity policies designed to reduce public debt?Find out more
Hannah Rich caught up with Stella Kalac from the Social Innovation Lab in Croatia, about SIC’s experimentation work. How do you feel the process has gone so far? Participating in this process has been an eye-opening experience. It was interesting for SIL to do experimentation along with CIPA and the City of Zagreb; both can... Find out more
Hannah Rich, researcher on the SIC project, spoke with Matija Raos from KIKI Innovation Collab host centre in Zagreb, Croatia, run by the Croatian Independent Professionals Association, about her experience on the project so far. How do you feel the process has gone so far? It’s been a really interesting journey for us because of having... Find out more
Research Assistant, Hannah Rich. caught up with Oliver and Agnes from Pärnu Community Fund, the host centre in Estonia, to talk about their experiences of the SIC experimentation process so far.Find out more