Publications

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The World in our Neighbourhood

December 2006

Nicola Bacon

This paper looks at the particular challenges for local authorities and community organisations developing neighbourhood working in areas with very diverse populations. The paper was prepared for a conference run in partnership with LB Haringey, one of the most diverse local authority areas in the UK. Download a full pdf of the publication.

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Where’s the Money? Neighbourhood governance and the future of local finance

November 2006

Paul Hilder

This paper presents recommendations on how the reform of local public finance in England can appropriately reflect the government’s plans for a strengthened tier of neighbourhood governance, which appeared on 26 October 2006 in Strong and Prosperous Communities: the local government white paper. Our contributions here have been informed by the vision articulated in Double... Find out more

How local government devolves and why – Part 2

November 2006

Paul Hilder

Part 2: Developing local strategies. This briefing, commissioned by LGA and IDeA, outlines the building-blocks, tactics and approaches which can make up local authority startegies to enagaging with communities. It is illustarted by numerous case studies of best practice, many from the Transforming Neighbourhoods programme. Download a full pdf of the report.

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How local government devolves and why

November 2006

Paul Hilder

Why work in neighbourhoods and communities? This briefing, commissioned by LGA and IDeA, looks at why local government devolves, decentralises and empowers, the impact this can have and the strategies councils have adopted to engage with their citizens. Download a full pdf version of the publication.

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Bridging the Gap: The London Olympics 2012 and South Asian – owned Businesses in Brick Lane and Green Street

This report which reveals a significant gap between the activities of the London Olympics 2012 development agencies and the expectations of small businesses in Brick Lane and Green Street. The study of 50 small Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani catering, commercial and retail outlets in Brick Lane (Tower Hamlets) and Green Street (Newham) analyses what local... Find out more