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A curated collection of over 300 research reports, case studies and other publications
Big Local: The early years
Since the Big Local programme started, 150 communities that had little or no tradition of resident- organising at a community-wide level have seen core groups of active resident
Big Local Annual Learning Review 2013-14: Final report
This review sets out the findings of the third Annual Review of Big Local.
Big Local Annual Learning Review 2012-13: Final report
This report builds on the first annual learning review, Early Learning from Big Local, and examines further the steps that are being taken towards achieving the overall
Influences on the development of Big Local areas
To learn about what makes Big Local work, the Community Development Foundation was asked by Local Trust to explore how Big Local is developing in areas and what influences progr
Big Local: What’s new and different?
This paper sets out some of the deliberate choices that the Community Development Foundation-led consortium and then Local Trust and its partners made during the set-up phase th
Getting People Involved (Round 2): Planned activities and early learning - Summary Report
This summary has been prepared following a full report written by Community Development Foundation.
Getting Started in Wave 2 Big Local areas
Big Local was launched in 150 areas, in three waves of 50. The second wave was announced in February 2012.
Early learning from Big Local: An overview of evidence from the first 50 areas, July 2011 to March 2012
Produced by the Community Development Foundation the Big Local early learning report is based on information collected by Local Trust and delivery partners between July 2011 and
The Grandmother Project: Towards a New Partnership between Family & State
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.
Exploring Ethnic Tensions Through Locality
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.
Growing the European Urban System
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.
White Immigrants: A Portrait of the Polish Community in London
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 w