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An umbrella blocking binary code
by Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser  |  19th October 2020

In this two-part episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser, authors of 'Slow Computing', discuss the consequences of digital technologies, focussing on time acceleration and data extraction, and look at practical ways in which we can create more balanced digital lives, both individually and collectively.…Read more

Flats covered in green vines
by Robin Hambleton  |  16th October 2020

Launching his new book ‘Cities and Communities beyond COVID-19’, Robin Hambleton calls for a harnessing of the response shown by local communities during the pandemic, in line with the theme of UN World Cities Day 2020.…Read more

man standing in front of glass wall
by Janet Batsleer and James Duggan  |  9th October 2020

Janet Batsleer and James Duggan, authors of 'Young and Lonely: The Social Conditions of Loneliness', call for a new way of thinking and talking about young people’s loneliness.…Read more

Neon sign of two hands shaking

As society transforms into new bubbles and economic structures, Adrian Bonner, editor of Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health, looks at how we need to develop an objective, evidence-based approach to supporting communication, understanding, research and collaboration between the public, private and third sectors.…Read more

Sign on side of building saying how are you really
by Emma Jones Neil Graffin Rajvinder Samra and Mathijs Lucassen  |  7th October 2020

Emma Jones, Neil Graffin, Rajvinder Samra and Mathijs Lucassen, authors of Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Legal Profession, explore how the conceptualisation of wellbeing impacts upon workplaces.…Read more

Street lined with plants
by Michael Chang and Amy Outterside  |  4th September 2020

Michael Chang and Amy Outterside discuss positive health and wellbeing habits in light of the pandemic and how we can translate these habits into the built environment.…Read more

Protest with 'Defund the police, invest in community' projected on the wall
by Ian Cummins  |  17th August 2020

Ian Cummins, author of the forthcoming 'Welfare and Punishment', examines the recent calls to defund the police from a mental health perspective, and looks at why we need to develop models of mental health services that limit police involvement as far as possible.…Read more

Street art of a doctor making heart hands
by Mike Saks  |  10th August 2020

Mike Saks, editor of 'Support Workers and the Health Professions in International Perspective', draws attention to the central role of health support workers in the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that more government attention needs to be given to their conditions of work and safety, as well as to their regulation, in the public interest.…Read more

Drink cans on a production line
by Keith Dowding  |  1st August 2020

Keith Dowding, author of 'It’s the Government, Stupid', discusses the UK government's ‘war against obesity’ and how the cause of the obesity crisis is lack of government action on the root causes, not individual people's decisions.…Read more

Ratty trainers
by Paulo Pinheiro and Ullrich Bauer  |  25th May 2020

Paulo Pinheiro and Ullrich Bauer discuss how children and young people have been of secondary importance during the COVID-19 response and why this needs to change when it comes to tackling the consequences and effects of the pandemic.…Read more