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 →
The time is now
Today we launch the 2021 results for the Thriving Places Index (TPI). The TPI measures progress towards a better, more equitable and more sustainable world. It tracks how well we... 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 →
From doughnuts to digital spiders – what shape will a new economy be?
Covid 19 has tested the nation and the world. It has provided an unprecedented shared experience and prompted a significant rethink of priorities at all levels of society. From far... read more →