Tag Archives: Social Productivity

Linking local growth with local politics

Guest post by Daniel Goodwin FRSA (Chief Executive, St Albans City & District Council, 2006 – 2012) The recent RSA conference Developing Socially Productive Places asked some important questions about the nature of economic growth and spatial development. The underlying concern being to ensure …

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Developing Socially Productive Places

By Conor Quinn Public and private investors seeking to create socially and economically successful places have historically focussed on the economic aspect of that equation.  In keeping with our commitment to finding practical solutions for today’s challenges, the RSA is seeking to …

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Environmental protection and management: A social productivity approach for SEPA and SNH

Scotland’s natural environment faces unprecedented threats. At the same time, the nation’s public services are facing their sharpest fiscal squeeze for generations. A new RSA 2020 Public Services report for SEPA and SNH explores how these two challenges might be tackled together.

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Why society is good for your health

RSA2020’s Ben Lucas argues for a greater role for communities and the third sector in Scotland’s public service reform agenda.

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Roundtable – Business, Society and Public Services: a Social Productivity Framework, with Rt Hon Francis Maude. 10 May 2012

Business, Society and Public Services: a Social Productivity Framework Thursday 10th May 2012, 12.15 (for a 12.30 start) – 2.00pm The RSA, 8 John Adam Street, WC2N 6EZ This expert roundtable will mark the launch of the new 2020 Public …

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Summary – Individuals, society and services: a collaborative future for social care?

On the 19th of April, the 2020 Public Services Hub at the RSA organised an expert roundtable to launch new papers on social care authored by Alex Fox and Dr Craig Berry. The roundtable brought together a range of stakeholders and …

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Long term care for older people, social productivity and the ‘big society’: The case of dementia

Europe is getting older. Getting our heads around the unprecedented financial, social and demographic implications is a major challenge. The question of how we fund long-term social care has been partly opened up by the Dilnot Commission. Yet the questions …

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Personalisation: lessons from social care

The twin challenges of quality and funding loom large over the adult social care sector. Age UK has argued that the future sustainability of long term care will require a rise in public spending from 0.5% to 0.9% of GDP: …

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Video – Terry A’hearn and Mathis Wackernagel discuss ecological-economic issues following 2020PSH roundtable

Terry A’hearn (Global Director at WSP) and Mathis Wackernagel (CEO of Global Footprint Network and inventor of the Ecological Footprint tool) discuss environmental economics and regulation following an expert roundtable hosted by 2020PSH. Terry and Mathis argue that we shouldn’t only focus …

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Roundtable – How can we put sustainability at the centre of debates around debt and recovery?, 23rd March 2012, 1.30pm

Invitation only event. Recent months have seen growing tensions between arguments for economic growth on the one hand, and sustainability – including energy, carbon and water reduction – on the other. 2020PSH at the RSA is delighted to invite you …

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