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October 2019

Worker Co-ops: How to Get Started

October 26
Bradford

We live in a world of increasing inequality, exploitation, and a fixation on growth at all costs. We need new forms of business and there are a growing number of co-operatives that are owned and controlled primarily for the benefit of their workers. This workshop will be a practical journey through the stages of setting up a worker co-op, exploring the different options and decisions you’ll make along the way.

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November 2019

Is a co-operative right for you? – London

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London

What will the day be about? An interactive exploration of the history and application of the co‑operative enterprise model; the many different types there are and their distinctive features and advantages relative to other models. It will: Outline the opportunities that a co‑operative business model offers community groups and businesses Help groups already looking to start a business or organisation to determine whether the co‑operative option is right for them Help groups identify what further work is needed to do…

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Co-creating the future

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Birmingham

The built environment – homes, shops, streets and open spaces – play an important part in our wellbeing and happiness. It has a direct impact on how strong and resourceful communities are. New development can improve our built environment but sometimes it can exclude existing residents from its benefits, and even have a negative impact on the existing community. Communities are not always able to influence new development in their area. Legal public consultation requirements can seem insincere and be…

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National Air Quality Conference 2019

November 12
Lord’s Cricket Ground – London

As the levels of toxic air being registered in our towns and cities increase and the numbers of deaths which are attributed to air pollution grow, there is a clear and perceptual change in mind-set with regard to delivering policies which offer quantifiable solutions across health, energy, urban design and transport.    The National Air Quality News Conference explores some of the issues and the possible solutions to the increasing levels of toxic air in our communities. The conference agenda…

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All About Towns

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
London

Following the launch of the Prospect and Joseph Rowntree Foundation led report, "All About Towns: Harnessing Hope in Britain's Communities" we are hosting a panel discussion on “Harnessing hope in Britain’s communities” 13th November in London. A generation ago the term “inner cities” was code for life on the wrong side of the tracks. Since then, happily, the metropolis has fought back. It’s not just inner London, but also the hearts of Manchester, Bristol, Leeds and other great English cities…

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This is the North

November 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Beacon of Light, Stadium Park, Sunderland SR5 1SN

This year’s #ThisIsTheNorth Convention is in SUNDERLAND!!  As ever, together we will continue to inspire and lead change in the North, and we would love for you to get involved. Our mission is to bring people together for meaningful dialogue, sharing and action - be they community groups, young people, practitioners, policy makers, opinion formers, businesses, or MPs. We believe that by sharing platforms with each other, collaborating in formulating a programme for our day and continuing to work together beyond…

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TCPA Annual Conference – ‘Facing the Future’ – the implications for planning our places

November 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH

With changing demographics, climate change, digital technologies and data now widely accepted as key drivers of future change, we need to think differently about how we plan to accommodate changes in how we live, work, move, shop and learn. The TCPA’s 2019 annual conference will focus on the implications of future change for planners and those involved in creating our environment, from digital masterplans and smart energy infrastructure to the future of public consultation. As we consider the places of…

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West Midlands Community Wealth Building Summit

November 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
West Brom Town Hall, High St, West Bromwich, B70 8DY

Description Join us for the first West Midlands Community Wealth Building Summit Speakers Include Matthew Brown, Leader, Preston City Council Neil McInroy, CEO, CLES Chris Worsey, Cabinet Advisor for Community Wealth Building, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Community Wealth Building Across the UK – and beyond – people are recognising the limits of the economic development model that prizes economic growth over social and environmental need. They want to build a different kind of economy, one that is fairer, greener and…

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Is a co-operative right for you? – Manchester

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Manchester

What will the day be about? An interactive exploration of the history and application of the co‑operative enterprise model; the many different types there are and their distinctive features and advantages relative to other models. It will: Outline the opportunities that a co‑operative business model offers community groups and businesses Help groups already looking to start a business or organisation to determine whether the co‑operative option is right for them Help groups identify what further work is needed to do…

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December 2019

Worker Co-ops: How to Get Started

December 7
Bristol

We live in a world of increasing inequality, exploitation, and a fixation on growth at all costs. We need new forms of business and there are a growing number of co-operatives that are owned and controlled primarily for the benefit of their workers. This workshop will be a practical journey through the stages of setting up a worker co-op, exploring the different options and decisions you’ll make along the way.

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