Sacriston Youth and Community Project: Spring 2022 Newsletter.
Spring 2022 Newsletter of the Sacriston Youth and Community Project: An innitiative providing new opportunities, advice and guidance for young people up to 19 years in Sacriston, County Durham.
Sacriston Youth Project: The Story of Sacriston Youth Hub
The Story of Sacriston Youth Hub from the people who made it happen - hear how this amazing community asset was created, going from an ailing, near-derelict building to a vital central hub, utilised by people and groups from across the village.
Judith Ryser: UCL Everyday Economy Research Events I & II Progress Report.
Judith Ryser reports on the two Everyday Economy Research Events held in June and July 2021. Find more information about the events here: Event 1 / Event 2.
Bennet Institute for Public Policy Cambridge: Townscapes. The Value of Social Infrastructure. Policy Report Series.
As governments across the UK start to lift lockdown restrictions, a debate is gathering about how to support those communities that have been most badly affected and how to promote economic renewal. These challenges arise in the context of the UK government’s commitment to ‘levelling up’ Britain’s ‘left-behind’ towns.
UKOnward: Age of Alienation. The collapse in community and belonging among young people, and how we should respond.
This report explores who is driving community decline and exposes a startling insight - that the fraying of Britain’s social fabric may be in large part a generational problem. Younger generations appear to be suffering from what can only be described as a collapse in community, and this crisis of belonging is getting worse over time.
Clarie Colomb & Tatiana Moreira de Souza: Regulating Short-term Rentals. Platform-based property rentals in European cities: the policy debates
The short-term renting of a property to visitors is not new. However, the rise of internet-based platforms has fuelled the diversification and expansion of this practice in an unprecedented way. This project analyses and compares how public actors in large European cities have attempted to regulate platform-mediated short-term rentals, and outlines which implementation and enforcement challenges they have faced in doing so.
Bartlett Planning Podcast: John Tomaney and Ross Forbes: Researching cultural heritage and place in Durham
This month Yvonne speaks to Prof John Tomaney, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at BSP, and Ross Forbes, Programme Director of the Durham Miner's Association. Up for discussion are left behind places, cultural heritage and deep place research methodologies as well as a couple of specific places and their links.
Bartlett Planning Podcast: Dimitrios Panayotopoulos-Tsiros: What is an urban void? An Athenian exploration
Dimitrios Panayotopoulos-Tsiros, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL discusses his research with Professor Yvonne Rydin.
Bartlett Planning Podcast: Lucy Natarajan: The UK2070 Commission
Dr Lucy Natarajan discusses the work of the UK2070 Commission, an inquiry into city and regional inequalities in the UK.
Local Trust: Left behind? Understanding communities on the edge
OCSI/Local Trust research identifies the most 'left behind' neighbourhoods in England
UK2070 Commission – Collaborative Think Piece by UCL and Newcastle Universities on ‘left-behind-places’.
The UK2070 Commission has today published a ‘provocation’ submitted to our Call For Evidence written by three academics at the Bartlett School of Planning and the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies entitled Land use planning, inequality and the problem of ‘left-behind-places’.
‘Farewell to ‘Cotia’ ’: The English Folk Revival, the Pit Elegy, and the Nationalization of British Coal, 1947–70. Twentieth Century British History, Volume 25, Issue 4, December 2014, Pages 585–601. Julia Mitchell, 2014
Marc Stears: like Labour, academics are disconnected from society
Promoting community and inclusiveness to diverse students Speaking to Times Higher Education, the former professor of political theory at the University of Oxford extrapolated the book’s political analysis to university life.
Institute for Community Studies / Young Foundation: “Why Don’t They Ask Us?” the Role of Communities in Levelling Up
ICS report aiming to provide an overview of regional development in England, highlight trends of inconsistency and inequality within and between areas of England and propose new approaches prioritising the needs of communities
Jessica Cargill-Thomspon: Local Plan Engagement: How can authorities use digital and in-person methods for better statutory consultation?
This Practice Note focuses on community engagement undertaken as part of the statutory process of preparing a Local Plan. It is based primarily on digital and non-digital engagement carried out as part of a Public Practice placement as Community Engagement Officer at Waltham Forest Council from April 2020-April 2021.
Alex Fox: Forget integration: we need to disintegrate our public services
How can we make sure integrated care systems work for local people? Alex Fox argues we need to avoid just integrating bureaucracies, but take the opportunity to put patients’ needs first.
Public Perceptions of Building Back Better: An intersectional view
Open access report aiming to establish what rebuilding after the pandemic should include taking into consideration different population groups and across multiple characteristics to include gender, ethnicity, age, social grade, and UK regions.
e-architect: UK Suburban Taskforce – Future of the Suburbs
The APPG for London’s Planning and Built Environment hosted a public meeting of Parliament’s cross-party Suburban Taskforce to present and discuss emerging themes from the Taskforce’s inquiry into the future of the suburbs.
Environment Journal: Taskforce to investigate challenges facing UK suburbs
A cross-party group of MPs and peers is to examine the challenges and opportunities facing suburbs around the country.
The Planner: Parliamentary taskforce issues call for evidence on improving suburban areas
The Suburban Taskforce has launched a 'call for evidence' in support of creating a suburban renaissance across the country.
Stephan Hauser: The Oil is Dying Long Live its Heritage. The Refining of Legal Systems and Port-Cities' Planning
This thesis investigates the influence of oil companies and actors on the creation and application of spatial, environmental, and health regulations, as well as on the development of Northwest European port cities since the 19th century. Doctoral thesis, TU Delft.
The Protopia Lab: Doughnut Economics is the answer, isn’t it?
Town and County Planning Association: 20-Minute Neighbourhoods. Creating Healthier, Active, Prosperous Communities An Introduction for Council Planners in England:
The idea of '20 minute neighbourhoods' has been gaining momentum for several years and is already being implemented in places such as Melbourne and Paris. Interest in the idea has grown as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns put a spotlight on the importance of the liveability of neighbourhoods, with people spending more time locally, working at home if possible, using public green space, cycling and walking instead of using cars and connecting with neighbours.
LSE: The Everyday Economy: why it matters and how to rebuild it:
Whatever happens after the Brexit process, the UK needs a radical transformation of its economic settlement, write Rachel Reeves, John Tomaney, and Karel Williams. They explain why this transformation should revolve around everyday economics.
Neil McInroy: The Everyday Economy: Framing a New Political Economy for the UK?
The piece focuses on how the economics of market liberalism is incapable of addressing social injustice and how we need a fundamental reset to the UK's political economy. The article comments on the ideas contained within The Everyday Economy, a publication by Rachel Reeves MP, and acknowledges the important role that everyday economic sectors (such as retail, care, transport and utilities) play, and the usefulness of these sectors as an entry point to turning back the market-liberal tide through more democratic control and new forms of ownership. However, the article highlights how new economics must go even further in terms of correcting wealth extraction, with a much deeper intentional reform of state institutions. Included within that is the need to embrace new civic activism as a means to advance democratic economic ownership and economic justice, thus sustainably reversing the market-liberal hold on our economy.
New Economic Foundation: The Everyday Economy
The New Economics Foundation hosted a discussion with Rachel Reeves MP on how we can create a new political economy that bridges our divides.
Rachel Reeves: The Everyday Economy
The Everyday Economy is a contribution to the debate on how Labour can build on the success of its 2017 manifesto. In it, Rachel Reeves argues for a new approach to Britain’s economy. This is built around work, family and the places we live, as the key pillars of a strategy to grow a successful economy that benefits everyone.
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