Policy Press

Tomorrow’s Communities

Lessons for Community-based Transformation in the Age of Global Crises

Edited by Henry Tam

Published

Jul 30, 2021

Page count

266 pages

ISBN

978-1447361114

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 30, 2021

Page count

266 pages

ISBN

978-1447361107

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 30, 2021

Page count

266 pages

ISBN

978-1447361121

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 30, 2021

Page count

266 pages

ISBN

978-1447361121

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Tomorrow’s Communities

POLICY BRIEFING: Winning with Communities

In the media

'Tomorrow's Communities | Ep.50' on It's Bloody Complicated - A Compass Podcast

On our blog: Communities and public bodies: Finding the perfect collaborative balance

It is increasingly recognised that instead of relying on top-down commands or leaving individuals to their own devices, communities should be given a role in tackling challenges exacerbated by global crises.

Written by a team of leading experts with in-depth knowledge and on-the-ground experience, this book sets out why and how people’s lives can be positively transformed through diverse forms of community involvement.

This book critically explores examples from around the world of how communities can become more collaborative and resilient in dealing with the problems they face, and provides an invaluable guide to what a holistic policy agenda for community-based transformation should encompass.

"What a brilliant and timely set of reflections this is. As we face up to the many crises affecting us – from lack of faith in democracy to the existential threat of climate change - it often feels like the only policy responses on offer rely either on action by faceless, far-off institutions or each of us finding the strength as individuals to make a difference. This book reminds us that when we organise, find common cause and re-set norms and expectations we can have tremendous power as communities. " Graham Duxbury, Groundwork

Henry Tam is a writer, educator and former head for civil renewal under the last Labour government. He was previously a lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

Introduction

1 The challenges for tomorrow’s communities ~ Henry Tam

PART A: Transforming socioeconomic relations in communities

2 The case for community economic development ~ Ed Mayo and Pat Conaty

3 Reciprocity and alternative mediums of exchange ~ Martin Simon

4 Regeneration in partnership with communities ~ Gabriel Chanan

5 Worker cooperatives and economic democracy ~ Pat Conaty and Philip Ross

PART B: Transforming collaborative behaviour with communities

6 Four factors for better community collaboration ~ Steve Wyler

7 The importance of community-based learning ~ Marjorie Mayo

8 The 45 ° Change model for remaking power relations ~ Colin Miller and Neal Lawson

9 Connecting at the edges for collective change ~ Alison Gilchrist

PART C: Transforming policy outcomes by communities

10 Co-production and the role of preventive infrastructure ~ David Boyle

11 Humanising health and social care ~ John Restakis

12 Reshaping the food aid landscape ~ Alice Willatt, Rosalind Beadle and Mary Brydon- Miller

13 Sustainable communities for the future ~ Diane Warburton

Conclusion

14 The policy agenda for community-based transformation ~ Henry Tam