The Young Foundation, together with the Institute of Community Studies before it, have long been interested in the effects of housing allocation policies on family life. But with the emergence of credit-based letting systems, this whole area is now changing very rapidly, so that comparison with regimes in the past is becoming much harder. This… → Read More
Open source methods and their future potential: In defiance of the conventional wisdom of modern business, open source methods have led the main underlying innovations around the Internet. The rise of the Internet has made it possible for knowledge to be created and shared in ways that emphasise its character as a common good, rather… → Read More
Leipzig and Manchester are superficially very different cities. Leipzig’s Communist government ran down its industrial base, which almost disappeared after German reunification. Manchester, one of the world’s oldest industrial cities, suffered no such fate. Yet these cities’ history and condition show remarkable parallels. Both have experienced deindustrialisation and out-migration; and both are recording abandoned housing…. → Read More
Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.7 – May 2004 As one of the activities to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation), this paper was published to propose the launch of ‘The Grandmother Project’ – a programme aimed at finding a more effective partnership between the family… → Read More
A unique study of the operation of a key sector of the contemporary London economy: ethnic-minority business. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand small-business formation and growth in the contemporary British city. Downlaod a full pdf of the publication.
Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.3 – July 2003 This paper discusses the growth of the European urban system. It draws upon the performance of the European urban system in the last quarter century to make suggestions for change in the growing system. The publication suggests that there are two alternative ways of looking… → Read More
Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.4 – July 2003 This publication outlines the issues that will be explored in a research project by the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation) looking into the relationship between people and place in London. There have been a number of books written on the way that processes… → Read More
Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.5 – July 2003 This publication provides insight into research being undertaken by the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation) into Polish immigrants in London. The study is based on extended contact with Poles living in London and on a pilot study with ten Polish immigrants who… → Read More
Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.1 – June 2002 In February 2002, there was a newspaper story about the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. It recalled that in London in 1952, hearing of George VI’s death, people got out of their cars and stood at attention as a mark of… → Read More
This is a shortened version of an interview with Michael Young which took place on 22 March 1994. The interviewers were Jane Gabriel, Kate Gavron and Geoff Dench. Michael Young: in his own words from The Young Foundation on Vimeo. Read more about Michael Young’s life.