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 →
From crisis to community empowerment
Centre for Thriving Places is delighted to be working with Carnegie UK Trust and Power to Change to develop more support for UK towns to shift to a wellbeing economy approach. This guest... read more →
City-level metrics framework for Bristol City Funds
We’re working with Bristol City Funds to adapt the Thriving Places Index framework to their funding criteria - creating a city-level evaluation framework that measures the impact of the projects... read more →
Can a wellbeing approach help towns to flourish?
Two in five people in the UK live in towns yet all too often funding and attention goes to larger, more metropolitan areas or regions. Discussion on towns seem to... read more →
Flourishing Towns: Town-based wellbeing economics metrics for the Carnegie UK Trust and Power to Change
We’re working with the Carnegie UK Trust and Power to Change on a project to develop and embed a wellbeing approach for towns. Flourishing Towns will deliver customised wellbeing evaluation... read more →