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