Building recovery case study: Building communities in action

Reflecting on the past two years, it’s clear we need holistic, integrated solutions that put people at the heart of our thinking about the built environment. Through their Building Communities strategy, Countryside are taking a whole systems approach to improving the way they work with communities, to maximise social value in their projects and build sustainable, thriving places.

Building Recovery Conference summary

Conference audience

Our Building Recovery Conference sought to respond directly to the challenges the built environment sector is facing to create a fair and inclusive recovery from Covid. This summary provides the highlights and some practical tips for those wanting to have an impact on inequalities.

Community, connection and Covid-19: how community hubs support cohesion and collaboration in tough times

Musicians perform outdoor concert to the community

Community hubs are an important element of social infrastructure, but, as physical meeting spaces, they have experienced huge challenges during the pandemic. Using Acton Gardens Community Centre as a case study, we reflect on the role of community hubs in typical times’, and ask how they can continue to support communities as we navigate the ‘new normal’.

Report launch: Overcoming London’s Barriers

Launched on 11 December, Overcoming London’s Barriers, shares practical approaches to addressing barriers and their impacts, collected through a year of research and discussion with cross-sector practitioners throughout London.