Session 6 of 21CPD: Steve Broome discusses “Whole-Systems Approaches to Communities – On the Ground Policy Development”.
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Systems and network approaches offer new ways of understanding and addressing policy challenges that are dynamically, generatively and socially complex. In his talk, Steve Broome outlined the models and methods that the RSA has built over the last two years to better understand the relationships between citizens, places, community/voluntary organisations, businesses, and public sector agencies, and the consequences of those relationships. Drawing on the findings from the RSA Connected Communities programme – including projects looking into substance misuse, wellbeing & resilience and the social value generated from businesses – he argued that policy and practice must learn from systems and network-based approaches if the potential within our communities is to be realised.
Steve is Director of Research at the RSA and leads the Connected Communities programme. Steve has 12 years’ experience of researching community regeneration and economic development agendas. He previously worked on a London New Deal for Communities programme, where he led evaluation and strategy, community safety and community development programmes.