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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.

White Immigrants – A portrait of the Polish community in London

Publication 18 July 2003

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.5 – July 2003 This publication provides insight into research undertaken by the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation) into Polish immigrants in London. The study is based on extended contact with

Exploring Ethnic Tensions Through Locality

Repository entry 1 July 2003

In preparation for research into the relationship between people and place in London, Belinda Brown explores some of the issues she hopes to illuminate through it. Her starting point is that prejudice and discrimination, which feed racism, are not deviant traits in inherently ‘bad’ individuals. Rather they are a by-product of a hu…

Growing the European Urban System

Repository entry 1 July 2003

In this paper Sir Peter Hall suggests that there are two alternative ways of looking at cities and city systems, both valid, which need to be combined. He looks at the performance of the European urban system in the last quarter century. From this, starting from the European Spatial Development Perspective, he suggests some lines of p…

White Immigrants: A Portrait of the Polish Community in London

Repository entry 1 July 2003

In the process of preparing research on Polish migrants to London, Belinda Brown explores the problems confronted by the Polish community in London – expected to become larger with the accession of Poland to the EU – and the overlap with problems experienced by black migrants. She identifies a number of difficulties with con…

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