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Could Landlord Licenses Solve the Current Homeownership Crisis?

Following the finding that over a third of households in England and Wales are rented, James McGowan explores potential solutions to the UK's home ownership crisis.

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Inclusive Wealth – The Antidote to (Deadly) Wrong Government Policy On Climate Change

After the UK government confirmed its plans to grant new North Sea oil and gas licences at the opening of parliament, RealWorth’s Erik Bichard provides his thoughts on how controversial or errant policymaking can be avoided in the future.

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Happiness, Wellbeing, Life Satisfaction, Social Value… Call it What You Want – But could we be missing the point?

Defining Wellbeing is an ever-present challenge in the social impact community. There are a lot of frameworks, guidance, definitions and ideas out there. But do they get to the heart of what's really important?

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Housing Reform: Building Healthy Homes That Create Social Value Is the Key to a Successful Policy

Far from simply echoing the quality of the project, social value studies highlight the good and pinpoint the harmful. They can also highlight the under-invested opportunities to improve housing schemes for the public benefit.

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Have We Forgotten What Parks are for?

Public parks are much prized community assets that have immeasurable positive impact on communities and neighbourhoods. So knowing this, why are they so chronically underfunded? Have we forgotten the true purpose, and the true value of public spaces?

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The Hidden Social Value of Energy

Rising energy costs and poor insulation have left many worrying about how much heating they can afford. Developers should understand how energy efficiency measures can create both positive and negative social value for residents.

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Democratising Social Value: The Social Value Case for Participatory Budgeting

The London Borough of Brent recently announced a participatory budget of £2.25m to be used by local community groups. What can participatory budgeting projects teach us about creating social value in the built environment?

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Does Wellbeing Have an Image Problem?

After decades of steadily increasing uptake of the concept of wellbeing, what has it come to mean to communities today? What does it look like? And how can we change the way that we view wellbeing to improve lives at scale?

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Build Back Happier? Yes, But…

For some time those that assess the impacts of new public policy have not considered how wellbeing metrics support a better policy formation. Could this be wellbeing's moment to create change?

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The Engagement Group Webinar Summary

Getting the public’s input into the design of a place is crucial to creating better places. If you believe in community engagement - but have been frustrated with the process and results - we hear you.

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Beyond the Classroom: Societal Value Through Campus Design

How ADP Architects are using societal value to create a campus that supports innovation and enterprise for the University of Leeds.

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Vital contribution of housing design on levels of social value

A housing design audit for England released this month has determined that the majority of housing developments in England are poor or mediocre in quality.

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