What does a ‘healthy’ economy for people and planet look like?
Here at Centre for Thriving Places, we were delighted to see that the theme of the recent World Health Day was Our Planet, Our Health. It resonated because the annual... read more →
A natural break for the planet
Every March we are encouraged to act for two important days of action: International Day of Forests (IDOF) and the annual Earth Hour which this year falls on 26th March.... read more →
Future pathways for rural wellbeing
Centre for Thriving Places delivers major new report and framework for Defra. Wellbeing has been rising up the agenda across public, private and voluntary sectors in recent years. Understanding the... read more →
COP26 – Time to call out THE climate culprit
Many of us grew up reading cautionary tales – dark fairy stories designed to teach children fundamental lessons about right and wrong. One of the classics was The Emperor’s New... read more →
Put on your masks – it’s Budget Day
The ultimate case of fiddling while Rome (and the planet) burns. The Chancellor is today promising a 'new economy' – and even a 'new age' – in his budget speech,... read more →
Can towns lead the way in building a better future?
Despite our world – and national – leaders scrambling to 'level up' and address systemic issues such as climate change, there hasn't been a lot of practical support for decision makers... read more →
Thriving places and loneliness across the UK
By Sam Wren-Lewis The Centre for Thriving Places recently teamed up with the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to look... read more →
COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT TREASURER?
The Centre for Thriving Places is a small charity with a big vision, to improve everyone's chances of living a good life. Our innovative work on economics and wellbeing influences people and places throughout the... read more →
Trying to be a better boss during a global crisis
On International Women’s Day, Liz Zeidler reflects on how the pandemic is fuelling the urgency for ‘good’ jobs where men AND women are not only decently paid with flexible working... read more →
AS LIFE SATISFACTION DIPS, WE FIND WAYS TO COPE
BY SAAMAH ABDALLAH and LISA MÜLLER Yesterday the ONS launched its most significant data set on subjective wellbeing since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020. Unsurprisingly, the pandemic and associated... read more →