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BEYOND DEMOLITION - WHAT'S THE FUTURE OF ESTATE REGENERATION? A report on Inner Circle’s panel event as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2022.  By  Lucy Webb, Managing Consultant at Inner Circle Consulting. 14 June 2022 The redevelopment of post-war estates is an important source of sorely-needed new homes but the traditional approach of [...]
10 KEY INGREDIENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL REGENERATION PROJECT By  Lucy Webb, Managing Consultant at Inner Circle Consulting. 25 March 2022   On the back of a tweet last month, someone asked me the question ‘What is Good Regeneration?!’  It was a good challenge. We throw the term ‘regeneration’ around without defining it much and 20 years into [...]
HOW TO FIX THE HOUSING CRISIS? AN EIGHT-POINT PLAN TO PERFECT THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE By Matthew Nimmo - Director and Housing Leader at Inner Cirle Consulting and Emma Peters - Director at Inner Circle Consulting. How to fix the housing crisis? We need significant structural changes to the way the UK plans and delivers [...]
THE CASE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM Our public services are not working in the way their creators intended – overwhelmed by demand, letting too many people down, often fuelling mistrust and disconnection and increasing the burden on the state yet further.   ICC Director Chris Naylor, former chief executive of Barking and Dagenham Council in [...]
MAKING IT HAPPEN: THE BUSINESS CASE FOR A BUSINESS CASE By Chris Twigg   Councils across the country have spent recent weeks going through the formal process of signing off their budgets. In an environment of ever-tighter spending and rising need, their next job is to launch projects and initiatives that prioritise where to spend [...]
WE NEED A HOUSING MINISTER WHO CAN SEE THE PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF THIS CRISIS By Lucy Webb PSHE at my secondary school was always taught by a random assortment of teachers, generally passing through. The message to us teenagers was that personal, social and health education was an unimportant subject we didn’t have [...]
WE'VE GOT URGENT LEARNING TO DO ABOUT BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENCE INTO OUR COMMUNITIES By Hannah McShane   Losing power means much more than sitting in the dark. Without gas or another fuel source, it also means no heating and no way to cook food. If local pumping stations fail there may not be water to [...]
IT'S TIME TO REDESIGN HOUSING FROM THE BOTTOM UP TOO By Matthew Nimmo published in the MJ   I’ve worked in housing for 20 years, often replacing poorly designed projects with new better-quality ones. ‘Estate regeneration’ has for decades meant ‘tear down and rebuild’ and often framed overhaul as best practice. But when the world’s [...]
LEVELLING UP ISN'T JUST ABOUT MONEY. IT'S ABOUT GROWTH, REFORM, AND TRUST. Two years ago, with two words, Boris Johnson set the ultimate challenge for everyone who is working in public services. The freshly-elected Prime Minister’s promise to voters who felt left behind that his party would respond by ‘levelling up’ has sparked countless debates [...]
BUILDING A MOVEMENT FOR BETTER: IT'S TIME TO MAKE POST-COVID DREAMS A REALITY Starting work in the aftershocks of a major world event is both the hardest and the most necessary work of all if you are driven by a desire to create and deliver better ways of living. We set up our business when [...]