What kind of people and organisations might develop

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What kind of people and organisations might develop communities? Tom Bentley SURF conference October

What kind of people and organisations might develop communities? Tom Bentley SURF conference October 2002

Long term transition n n n globalisation knowledge-driven economy value change and social diversity

Long term transition n n n globalisation knowledge-driven economy value change and social diversity new political and social movements environmental challenges a new lifecycle

Transition and institutional innovation n 19 th century transition: economy, society, governance n -

Transition and institutional innovation n 19 th century transition: economy, society, governance n - New institutional forms: trade unions schools local government ltd companies other cooperative and mutual forms

Regeneration and community challenges n n n stimulating economic activity developing individual and collective

Regeneration and community challenges n n n stimulating economic activity developing individual and collective capability restoring physical environments engaging people in shared decision-making centred around a sense of place and belonging

What is community for? Old n n Material needs Social structure Traditional norms Mutual

What is community for? Old n n Material needs Social structure Traditional norms Mutual dependence New? n n n Individual space Diverse relationships Negotiated respect Liveability Socialisation of young Interdependence

What kinds of people? n n social entrepreneurs institutional brokers/negotiators community intermediaries citizens

What kinds of people? n n social entrepreneurs institutional brokers/negotiators community intermediaries citizens

What kinds of organisations? n n Brokers: Creative Lewisham Investors: City authorities, public agencies

What kinds of organisations? n n Brokers: Creative Lewisham Investors: City authorities, public agencies Hubs: Bromley by Bow Centre Knowledge creators: NEF neighbourhood think tank

How to build them? n n Organisational design Culture of experimentation Systematic connections Investing

How to build them? n n Organisational design Culture of experimentation Systematic connections Investing in a new intermediary layer

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