This report from Social Life, a Young Foundation venture, was originally commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency as part of the “Future Communities- Social Life” programme. It sets out a framework and online resource for built environment professionals and policymakers involved in planning, design, and creating communities and cities. It is based on an international review of new towns and communities and describes why some flourish and others fail. It finds that communities that do not work socially, at best fail to flourish, or at worst, spiral into decline. Critically, it finds that support services and interventions need to be designed at the right time for communities to function well in the long term, and provides practical advice about understanding how communities function socially.
Design for Social Sustainability
13 December 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm
First hand insights from Dartington Services Design Lab community researchers in South London.
Commissioned by the Mayor of London and supported by FLEX, this report hears from London’s migrant workers, gaining a deeper understanding of their working conditions and the struggles they face through peer-led research.
This paper was submitted to the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum (NPF) Consultation in March 2023 on the topic of empowered communities.
Siân Whyte shares three ways to ensure the 15-minute neighbourhood concept is location-specific, and works for both residents and councils.
Showing the value of peer research through work in the East Midlands town of Corby, created as part of the European Uplift Youth programme.
A webinar hosted by the TCPA, sharing insights from Waltham Forest Council and The Young Foundation, exploring the ’15-Minute Neighbourhood’ concept.
Sharing insights into youth experiences of violence, and young people’s solutions to drive safer, fairer futures in England and Wales.
What’s on your doorstep? Helen Goulden welcomes the 15-Minute Neighbourhood concept, helping communities access the services and amenities they feel are important.