Saffron leads a long-term research and innovation programme about sustainable prosperity in East London at UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity. She convenes the London Prosperity Board, a partnership between UCL, government, businesses and communities to re-think what prosperity means for London’s neighbourhoods.
Saffron lead the Young Foundation’s work on communities for several years before establishing Social Life, a social enterprise set up by the Foundation in 2012 to become a specialist centre of research about the social life of communities.
She is an anthropologist with a long-term interest in examining how communities are affected by regeneration.
List of publications :
- Joining the Conversation: an introduction to hyperlocal media
- Seeing the wood for the trees - The evolving landscape for neighbourhood arrangements
- Tools and Processes for Neighbourhood Problem-Solving? The place for charters, inquiries and community initiatives in new neighbourhood arrangements
- Mapping Value in the Built Urban Environment
- What is the role for the community in neighbourhood governance?
- The potential for neighbourhood involvement in the design and delivery of public services
- Parliamentary Inquiry into the Role of Councillors
- Transforming Neighbourhoods: Lessons from Local Work in Fifteen Areas
- Ward councillors and community leadership: A future perspective
- Making the most of local innovations
- Transformers: How local areas innovate to address changing social needs
- Developing leadership capability for a collaborative city
- Neighbourhood working: where do we go from here? Towards a new research agenda
- The Leys
- Solutions for entrenched deprivation on small estates (Summary Report)
- The End of Regeneration? Improving what matters on small housing estates
- Why communities matter: What do people and places need from the Big Society?
- Managing the risks of neighbourhood governance
- Mapping social networks to improve public service delivery
- Design for Social Sustainability
- A review of urban Community Land Trusts in England