A Tale of Two Cities: Community Perspectives and Narratives on Inequality, Struggle, Hope and Change

Published: November 2017 Publication Type: Publication

Author: Dr Mary Hodgson

Today we are facing unprecedented inequality challenges. Who holds responsibility for the widening gaps in society and how do we solve them?

A tale of two cities presents community perspectives on what inequality is, and how it is experienced, struggled with and resisted.

It shares the findings of research which took place over a year in three different communities in a city in the North of England. While the evidence and examples are drawn from one city, we have found that its themes chime with cities in other parts of the UK and internationally.

These findings offer some clear pathways to new solutions for strengthening community responses to tackling inequality.

Click the report cover to download the full report. An executive summary is available here.