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Innovation and sustainable practice

by Sue Cohen  |  1st May 2020

Sue Cohen, a long time community development worker, reflects on her time working on co-produced research projects and the different opinions often held by academics and community practitioners.…Read more

On the publication of 'Comparative Urban Research from Theory to Practice: Co-Production for Sustainability', lead editor David Simon reflects on the value of ‘deep’ forms of participation in addressing urban sustainability and the innovative approach taken by Mistra Urban Futures based in Gothenburg, Sweden.…Read more

by Gary Craig  |  16th March 2020

Gary Craig, co-editor of 'The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice' looks at the extent of modern slavery, who is affected and what needs to be done. …Read more

by Geoff Mulgan  |  24th January 2020

This short video, adapted from Social Innovation by Geoff Mulgan, explains the concept of social innovation.…Read more

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by Jenny M Lewis  |  30th December 2019

Based on the Policy & Politics article 'When design meets power: Design thinking, public sector innovation and the politics of policymaking', Jenny M Lewis shows how policymakers need to learn how to incorporate the insights and practices from design thinking into policy.…Read more

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by Geoff Mulgan  |  23rd December 2019

Geoff Mulgan, a pioneer in the field of social innovation, shows how we only see a fraction of the potential social imagination around us.…Read more

The words 'Passion led us here' written on the floor
by Alison Shaw  |  9th December 2019

Alison Shaw, Chief Executive of Bristol University Press, looks at how university presses can make a real difference to scholarship, to the translation of ideas, and to policy, practice and cultural change.…Read more

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by Geoff Mulgan  |  26th November 2019

In his new book, Social Innovation: How Societies Find the Power to Change – out today – Geoff Mulgan shows how social innovation offers a comprehensive view of what can be done to solve the global social challenges we face. This extract highlights the importance of public perceptions of government and how they should be working Read More

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In Social Innovation: How Societies Find Power to Change, out later this month, Geoff Mulgan explains how the phenomena provides answers to the most pressing global, social, economic and sustainability problems. In this extract from the book he describes why society needs both disruptors and cleaners to make social innovation happen. This idea plays out Read More

by Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams  |  8th August 2019

In their ground-breaking book, The Economics of Arrival, Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams argue that, although everyday economics tells us there is no such thing as enough growth, we have, in fact, ‘arrived’. Economic growth has already brought unrivalled prosperity for GDP-rich countries; we have enough. The challenge is now to make ourselves at home Read More