- Localising Prosperity – practical and research project funded by Barrow Cadbury Trust, using localisation approaches to support inclusion, redistribution and diversity. See our Localising Prosperity web resources (separate site).
- Localise West Midlands are part of the WMCA’s new Inclusive Growth Unit, an innovative collaboration between a range of organisations to ensure policy and decision-making tackles issues such as poverty and unemployment, creating shared prosperity.
- Working with partners in a project to maximise local returns from the new hospital development in Smethwick.
- Thriving Soho: working with Soho First Community Development Trust to create a community economic development plan for Soho Ward in Birmingham.
We’re in the process of reorganising our website and creating an archive, so apologies for any irrelevantly ancient materials in the meantime.
- Research into how social care can be a driver for inclusive prosperity in the West Midlands economy, with policy recommendations for the new Combined Authority.
- Exploring with others the potential for a Birmingham Pound. This work has given rise to the Credex Network.
- Working with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies and Birmingham City Council on their project to maximise community wealth through anchor institutions.
- Reflections on Community Forum – an evaluation of the 1970s community engagement initiative Community Forum including lessons for current times.
- A feasibility study into renewable energy at a Birmingham allotment site.
- Acting as an advisor on the Community Economic Development (CED) programme – a DCLG programme piloting CED plans with 50 communities.
- A partner in a Birmingham City University project to design a board game to help with participation in planning and similar processes. The finished game is Participology.
- Evaluating the cumulative impact of flooding on the local economy in Calderdale – for Calderdale Council.
- TABLES project on integrating the ecosystems services approach into tools to improve decision-making – with Birmingham City University & partners (external link)
Energy, fuel poverty & housing retrofit
- How can the Green Deal support local economies? Policy lessons from Birmingham Energy Savers. 2014
- New policy briefing on the Green Deal: lessons from Birmingham Energy Savers. 2014
- An evaluation of Northfield Warm Homes project – with wider lessons for the fuel poverty agenda.
- Instigating Birmingham Energy Savers, and West Midlands Green New Deal
- Evaluating the effectiveness of green energy equipment for Birmingham City Council; and some work on feasibility of community hydro schemes in the city.
- Solving fuel poverty: opportunities from Green Deal & Localisation
- Green Deal Opportunities for Social Enterprise
- Support for communities – Low Carbon Economy Programme
- Report on good practice in regeneration through NHS hospitals – maximising local value through development, operation, commissioning and procurement. Oct 2015
- Discussion on food security, food poverty and health, held in May 2014.
- Case study: Evergreen Cooperatives – August 2013
- Participated in Birmingham’s Social Inclusion Process.
- Managing environmental change in the rural urban fringe – research project with Birmingham City University & partners
- Birmingham Mayor referendum factsheet – produced before the referendum with Birmingham Press.
- A Regionalised Prosperity and Inflation Framework
LWM 10th anniversary timeline poster – a poster of our first 10 years (2012). Thanks to our volunteer Natalie Moreland.