This report from the Institute for Community Studies explores how policies and interventions for local economic development have affected communities in England, in order to support a true realisation of the Chancellor’s commitment to ‘ensure no region is left behind’ (HMG, March 2021). The research aims to understand what works for UK communities – and what doesn’t.
Why don’t they ask us? The role of communities in levelling up
Embracing the spirit of our founder, Michael Young, our five-year strategy, The Power of Participation, shares our vision to redesign the social contract between people, communities, state and business and shape a fairer, greener future.
A historical perspective: Michael Young’s legacy and the history of the Institute for Community StudiesPublication 29 November 2023
Marking 70 years since the Institute for Community Studies’ inception, Holly Smith outlines it’s profound impact on the welfare state and political thinking.
We launch our new five-year strategy at a time of great challenge and division, says our CEO, Helen Goulden – and everyone in the UK should experience the power of participation to affect meaningful change
Drawing on East Birmingham residents’ lived experiences, this report offers policy recommendations for healthy food systems.
13 December 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm
First hand insights from Dartington Services Design Lab community researchers in South London.
This policy brief presents research findings and recommendations for how to ensure the UK’s transition to net zero leaves no one behind. It shares insights from a two-year programme of work, funded by the Nuffield Foundation..
In this video, the Institute for Community Studies and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) explore what ‘citizen science’ means, and how it’s changing the way that research is done.
This is the first in a series of short discussion papers produced by the Institute for Community Studies to share learnings and reflections from the UKRI-funded Citizen Science Collaboration Grants.