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Social Silicon Valleys

Publication 5 March 2006

The world today faces a serious innovation gap. In fields ranging from chronic disease to climate change we badly need more effective models and solutions. This paper examines how social innovation happens in NGOs, the public sector, movements and markets. It

Tools and Processes for Neighbourhood Problem-Solving? The place for charters, inquiries and community initiatives in new neighbourhood arrangements

Publication 18 February 2006

As the agenda for future reforms of English governance at local and neighbourhood level develops, discussions have been underway in policy circles about two related issues; the introduction of “triggers” or “community calls for action”, and the more widespread use

Seeing the wood for the trees – The evolving landscape for neighbourhood arrangements

Publication 18 November 2005

The ideas presented in this discussion paper are in the form of an indicative draft. It was intended to inform the development of a menu of options which can be pursued within existing frameworks, and to establish what needs to

Heatwave – Implications of the 2003 French heatwave for the social care of older people

Publication 18 October 2005

The heat wave in France during August of 2003 resulted in the deaths of an estimated 15,000 people, most of them elderly. This catastrophe was a collective failure with multiple causes and consequences. Unlike many major disasters, heat waves are

Social Housing Allocations and Family Networks

Publication 18 October 2005

The Young Foundation, together with the Institute of Community Studies before it, have long been interested in the effects of housing allocation policies on family life. But with the emergence of credit-based letting systems, this whole area is now changing

Wide Open – Open source methods and their future potential

Publication 18 April 2005

The rise of the Internet has made it possible for knowledge to be created and shared in ways that emphasise its character as a common good, rather than as something to be owned. In the world of open source programming,

Shrinking to Grow? The Urban Regeneration Challenge in Leipzig and Manchester

Publication 18 September 2004

Leipzig and Manchester are superficially very different cities. Leipzig’s Communist government ran down its industrial base, which almost disappeared after German reunification. Manchester, one of the world’s oldest industrial cities, suffered no such fate. Yet these cities’ history and condition

The Grandmother Project – Towards a New Partnership between family and state

Publication 18 May 2004

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.7 – May 2004 As one of the activities to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation), this paper was published to propose the launch of ‘The

The Grandmother Project: Towards a New Partnership between Family & State

Repository entry 1 May 2004

The basic argument in this report is that the postwar welfare state in Britain set out to build public support around stable, lifelong marriage and the nuclear family. But the state itself then helped to undermine marriage by its own increasing emphasis on motherhood, including supports for single parents. Public policy also ignored the ex…

Curry Capital: The Restaurant Sector in London’s Brick Lane

Publication 22 April 2004

A unique study of the operation of a key sector of the contemporary London economy: ethnic-minority business. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand small-business formation and growth in the contemporary British city.

Growing the European urban system

Publication 18 July 2003

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.3 – July 2003 This paper discusses the growth of the European urban system. It draws upon the performance of the European urban system in the last quarter century to make suggestions for change

Exploring ethnic tensions through locality

Publication 18 July 2003

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.4 – July 2003 This publication outlines the issues explored in a research project by the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation) looking into the relationship between people and place in London.

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