Central and local government

Healthy streets and the right to the city

Author: Tiffany Lam, Consultant, NEF Consulting. The Mayor of London wants more Londoners cycling, walking and taking public transport. And that’s why Transport for London (TfL) have adopted the Healthy Streets Approach, to prioritise cycling, walking and public transport to… Read more »


Beyond middle-class men in lycra

AUTHOR: TIFFANY LAM, CONSULTANT WE WON’T GET MORE LONDONERS CYCLING WITHOUT MAKING IT MORE INCLUSIVE Transport for London has launched a new network of Healthy Street Officers as part of the Mayor’s efforts to get 80% of Londoners cycling, walking and… Read more »


The road to prosperity?

Transport Fit for Future Generations

Why extending the M4 is not the way AUTHOR: Alex Chapman, Consultant, NEF Consulting If governments took decisions on infrastructure based on making people, communities and the environment healthier, how would they look? What demands would we make of them?… Read more »


Local early action: how to make it happen

A new report on local early action was recently published by the New Economics Foundation for the Southwark and Lambeth Early Action Commission. This report is the product of an 18-month programme of work funded through Southwark and Lambeth councils…. Read more »


Leading the fight for fairness

By Sarah Lyall, Researcher, Social Policy, New Economics Foundation. The most intriguing developments in reducing inequality and poverty are happening in local, not national, government. In Plymouth, as in much of the rest of UK, empty homes purchased as second… Read more »


Local authorities: Commissioning for outcomes

We have recently, with NEF, launched a training course for local authorities on commissioning for outcomes and co-production. The first course was in November, held in London. Click here for more details. Anyone interested in registering for more information about the course should… Read more »


Visionary public services: a how-to commissioning guide

Photo credit Nick Page. NEF has published a practical guide, Commissioning for Outcomes and Co-production aimed at local authorities. NEF’s approach to commissioning provides a framework, a set of principles and practical guidance to re-assess how services are currently provided. It can… Read more »


How a city-wide approach to employment support works

AUTHORS: Rosemary Maguire and Natalie Nicholles. Statistics on unemployment are never far from newspaper headlines; the number of people out of work, the number of people on benefits, the success (or otherwise) of government programmes, the type of people on… Read more »