Creating social value that matters to young people in Brent

LB Brent is developing a single delivery plan for social value that connects diverse initiatives. Hailey Sockalingam and Jasel Nandha find out how placemakers are creating social value for young people in Brent. At our recent roundtable discussion, speakers from LB Brent and its partner organisations explained how successful social … Read more

Why young people experience the worst of the housing crisis

The data shows that young people are often the group most likely to experience homelessness. Tom Kerridge of youth homeless support charity, Centrepoint, calls for a reinvigorated social rented sector. Centrepoint Databank statistics show that in 2022, more than 112,000 young people in England approached their local authority for homelessness prevention … Read more

Building recovery case study: Belfast Urban Childhoods

35% of Belfast’s population is aged 25 or under. With support from the Resilient Cities Network (previously 100 Resilient Cities), Arup’s award-winning Belfast Urban Childhoods Masterplan was created with and for Belfast City Council to support their aspirations to make the city centre attractive for families and young people. The Masterplan – winner of the Landscape Institute Awards 2020 ‘Excellence in … Read more

Spotlight: Creative community engagement with young people

Children and adults climb on installlation in a gallery

The GLA is calling for more creative and flexible engagement with young people, often overlooked in planning consultations. In this Spotlight, RESOLVE Collective’s Seth & Akil Scafe-Smith share their creative approach and discuss the need for more resilient communities post-Covid.