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As youth crime grabs the headlines in the UK, Decio Emanuel Do Nascimento visits two organizations on the front line in Tower Hamlets, London.
It was deemed unsustainable to renovate the building as a place of worship, but Greg Davis had a vision of creating something else that would bring the community together.
‘You can be a child living with a family member and still be completely alone.’ This conviction is what drove Camila Batmanghelidjh to set up the charity Kids Company's therapy centre under a pair of derelict railway arches on a deprived south London estate near Brixton eight years ago.
Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the southern states, which seceded at the time of the American Civil War, has a chequered racial past. Today it is becoming known for the radical approach to racial dialogue pioneered by its residents, Karen Elliott Greisdorf reports.
The scenes, televised globally, were ugly—rioting, looting, young African American men hauled to jail.
Joanna Giecewicz is an architect and teaches design in the department of architecture of the Warsaw Technical University. She has lived and worked in Vienna and the USA and is a fellow of regional studies at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in the US.
'Honest conversation' at Nottingham's Partnership Council is a key to urban renewal, Michael Smith discovers:
Lawrence Fearon describes himself as a 'graduate of the streets'. He examines the issues behind social exclusion--and possible solutions.
Cricket White describes how near-disaster pitched her into working with Hope in the Cities.
Michael Smith reports on an initiative to create jobs in one of Britain's unemployment blackspots:
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