Publications

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Neighbourhood working and organisational culture

Neighbourhood working and organisational culture: A scoping paper for the Neighbourhood Action Network. Over the last decade there has been a growing acknowledgement within local government that one of the major impediments to improving service delivery is the culture of the organisation. A local authority can fine tune its departmental structures time and again, but... Find out more

Neighbourhood Taskforces

October 2008

Vicki Sellick

Conflict exists at all levels of society, from the most localised of settings where neighbours bicker over the height of hedges to its most extreme form, violence between nations. Tensions also exist under the surface of most communities. The root cause may be lingering feelings of bitterness over past events, stereotypes of other communities’ cultures... Find out more

Understanding neighbourliness and belonging

Understanding neighbourliness and belonging: A scoping paper for the Neighbourhood Action Network (published September 2008, updated in August 2010) In recent decades increased mobility, longer life expectancy, the breakdown of the extended family and an increasingly diverse and rapidly changing population have changed the way we live, and the extent to which we feel connected... Find out more

The London Collaborative: State of Play

June 2008

The London Collaborative is an ambitious programme designed to improve the capacity of London’s public sector to work across boundaries of place, profession and organisation in order to meet future challenges facing the capital. This publication provides an overview of the London Collaborative programme. Download a full pdf of the publication.

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Developing leadership capability for a collaborative city

In this paper, we explored the increasing requirement for leaders to make complex judgements, to rethink and redesign systems, and to find integrative solutions that make sense from several different perspectives. We identified the need to develop a stronger ‘problem solving capability’ across London; and a greater self‐awareness about mental models, to equip the next... Find out more

Escape from the Titanic

March 2008

Anton Shelupanov

The British criminal justice system is failing by many measures. Costs are rising as is the prison population. The sheer pressure on the system is making it hard to introduce long overdue reforms. As a result recidivism rates remain high and public confidence remains low. Ahead of a likely squeeze on public spending over the... Find out more