Evidence for a thriving society
We are a research institute with people at our heart, exploring what works for UK communities
We influence societal change, bridging the gaps between communities, evidence, and policymaking.
Celebrating our 70-year legacy, we continue to embrace the spirit of our founder, Michael Young, as we address challenges facing UK communities today, and tomorrow.
A historical perspective: Michael Young’s legacy and the history of the Institute for Community Studies
Marking 70 years since the Institute for Community Studies’ inception, Holly Smith outlines it’s profound impact on the welfare state and political thinking.
The independent review calls for widespread participation in low-carbon living – yet government policy hasn’t changed, says Samanthi Theminimulle.
Funding from the British Academy will drive a six-month project exploring place-sensitive participatory policy development for a ‘just transition’ to net zero.
Emily Morrison highlights the ‘triple injustice’ in knowledge and evidence, gender identity, and social policy that perpetuates health inequity.
To achieve the UK’s net zero goals, we need a united department at the heart of Westminster, says Emily Morrison
Our Civic Journey programme announces a call for evidence to help shape policy recommendations to support young people to develop as active and empowered citizens.