Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keep us safer, happier and healthier – more resilient and able to face shared challenges. In a time of national and global turbulence, the role and power of communities is evolving and taking on an ever greater importance. Our cities, towns and villages are increasingly looked to as holding the solutions to complex social challenges, and used as crucibles for innovation and the testing of place-based approaches for transformative change.
To explore the future of communities, The Young Foundation warmly invites you to join us for an evening of debate, provocation and exhibitions exploring how we can radically re-think how we research in and with communities. You’ll hear from leading figures from across business, academia and civil society who are engaged in transforming how research is used as a tool for supporting stronger and more resilient communities; and how we can collectively create impact at a hyper-local and national level.
We will also be sharing new evidence about the current state of relationships between local government and communities, how Community Wealth is distributed across the UK and sharing our plans for the new Institute for Community Studies.
Communities play an integral role in shaping our future – our society and culture, economy and politics. We encourage everyone with an interest in how research informs and transforms our community policies and practice to join us.
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