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1 September 2011
Louise Pulford, head of SIX (Social Innovation eXchange), explains the philosophy behind SIX, the successes that have been born of it and the potential power this programme weilds in the face of global social problems.
22 August 2011
Post-riot communities face a difficult terrain ahead, but pushing the justice system beyond the tipping point is not the answer, argues Anton Shelupanov.
From our ventures & projects
The Unreasonable Institute, a mentorship and training program for entrepreneurs tackling the world's biggest social and environmental needs, opens applications for its third annual, six-week acceleration program on September 26, 2011.
The Jan Foundation involver’s volunteers from the community in tackling one of the community’s most damaging issues – domestic violence. Jan Foundation train’s volunteers to give long-term mentoring support to victims of domestic violence. They train and support community groups to find new ways to effectively tackle Domestic Violence in their neighbourhoods.
Exploring different perceptions of place is essential in understanding social and physical changes to an area as the case of Somers Town demonstrates.
In June, we reported on a number of ways in which local communities were using digital tools to build local activism. Since that time, digital activism at the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle has grown, providing inspiring examples of how communities can mobilise effectively through the web.
This site has now been taken over by the Bemerton Heath Inter-Agency Group! The IAG consists of residents, council, schools, churches, the Trussell Trust, the police – any group that works with or is concerned with Bemerton Heath. Anything that is an issue for Bemerton is an issue for us – from speeding and dog-fowling [...]
One of the real eye-openers for me in doing this research has been seeing just how much alcohol is costing society.
Nine years ago Cambourne was an empty field in the flat Cambridgeshire countryside. Today, the roads are filled with Mini estates in fashionable colours and mothers cycling to pick up their children from school. Birdsong and the smells of manure still fill the air. Towns like this are known as ‘exurbs’ by town planners – new developments that are different to suburbs in that they aren’t annexed to existing cities. Estate agents call it ‘countryside light’, well suited to urbanised professionals who commute into bigger cities and are starting their families.
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