Heatwave – Implications of the 2003 French heatwave for the social care of older people

18 October 2005 | Authors:

The heat wave in France during August of 2003 resulted in the deaths of an estimated 15,000 people, most of them elderly. This catastrophe was a collective failure with multiple causes and consequences. Unlike many major disasters, heat waves are

Social Housing Allocations and Family Networks

18 October 2005 | Authors:

The Young Foundation, together with the Institute of Community Studies before it, have long been interested in the effects of housing allocation policies on family life. But with the emergence of credit-based letting systems, this whole area is now changing

Wide Open – Open source methods and their future potential

18 April 2005 | Authors:

The rise of the Internet has made it possible for knowledge to be created and shared in ways that emphasise its character as a common good, rather than as something to be owned. In the world of open source programming,

Shrinking to Grow? The Urban Regeneration Challenge in Leipzig and Manchester

18 September 2004 | Authors:

Leipzig and Manchester are superficially very different cities. Leipzig’s Communist government ran down its industrial base, which almost disappeared after German reunification. Manchester, one of the world’s oldest industrial cities, suffered no such fate. Yet these cities’ history and condition

The Grandmother Project – Towards a New Partnership between family and state

18 May 2004 | Authors:

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.7 – May 2004 As one of the activities to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation), this paper was published to propose the launch of ‘The

Curry Capital: The Restaurant Sector in London’s Brick Lane

22 April 2004 | Authors: Dr Seán Carey,

A unique study of the operation of a key sector of the contemporary London economy: ethnic-minority business. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand small-business formation and growth in the contemporary British city.

Growing the European urban system

18 July 2003 | Authors:

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.3 – July 2003 This paper discusses the growth of the European urban system. It draws upon the performance of the European urban system in the last quarter century to make suggestions for change

Exploring ethnic tensions through locality

18 July 2003 | Authors:

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.4 – July 2003 This publication outlines the issues explored in a research project by the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation) looking into the relationship between people and place in London.

White Immigrants – A portrait of the Polish community in London

18 July 2003 | Authors:

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.5 – July 2003 This publication provides insight into research undertaken by the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation) into Polish immigrants in London. The study is based on extended contact with

The Meaning of the Jubilee

18 June 2002 | Authors:

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.1 – June 2002 In February 2002, there was a newspaper story about the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. It recalled that in London in 1952, hearing of George VI’s

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