Rapid Research aims to provide a swift and incisive analysis of policy trends and developments, and to investigate their relevance to regeneration practitioners. If you have an idea for a future Rapid Research please contact Matthew Jackson, Head of Research.
26th May 2011 By Jessica Smith and Sarah Longlands
This Rapid Research provides a swift and concise summary of the issues raised by an ageing societyand examines how practitioners are responding at the local level. Our findings in this briefing are based on an analysis of existing data and literature and three telephone interviews conducted with local authority officers, with the aim of starting to explore how councils are responding to the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population.
21st April 2011 By Matthew Jackson
This Rapid Research identifies a number of key challenges and opportunities for the delivery of the Work Programme.
28th January 2011 By Matthew Jackson & Jessica Smith
This Rapid Research explores the Localism Bill from the perspective of local government.
28th January 2010 By Jessica Smith
This Rapid Research gives an overview of the Economic Assessment Duty and considers some of the associated policy documents and accompanying guidance before going on to offer an insight into how local authorities are responding to the Economic Assessment Duty.
26th September 2009 By Jessica Arnold & Richard Muscat
This Rapid Research explores the concept of responsible finance, especially community reinvestment banking, including the growing campaign for a more responsible financial system in the post-recession era and how this might be rolled out in the UK.
28th July 2009 By Mike King & Jessica Smith
This research, undertaken by CLES and amt-i, is part of a longer term research project being undertaken by CLES and AMT with the aim of better understanding the economic resilience of market towns considering how the public, social and commercial economies operate and interact with each other.
10th December 2008 By Jessica Arnold & Jessica Smith
This Rapid Research provides an insight into the effects of downturn on local authorities and local areas, and crucially, how authorities are responding to the problems that have arisen or worsened over the last year.
1st October 2008 By Jessica Smith & Sarah Longlands
Whilst CLES’ previous research focused on the initial reaction of local authorities and third sector organisations to the change to the Working Neighbourhoods Fund, this Rapid Research moves the debate forward and considers how the Working Neighbourhoods Fund will, and is, being used.
1st July 2008 By Sarah Longlands, Matthew Jackson, Jessica Smith & Victoria Bradford
This Rapid Research examines the types of challenges emerging from this programme for places and practitioners.
RR11: The Working Neighbourhoods Fund, Neighbourhood Renewal and the third sector: The implications of the focus on worklessness.
26th February 2008 By Victoria Bradford, Matthew Jackson, Sarah Longlands and Jessica Smith
In this Rapid Research we seek to explore the impact of the changes to the Working Neighbourhoods Fund on community and neighbourhood regeneration.