Birmingham wins National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) William Plowden Fellowship for 2013

Posted on Tuesday 5th March 2013

This new award was established through NCVO to commemorate the distinguished career of William Plowden to promote principles of good governance, social innovation and social impact. It allows the fellow three months study and reflection on a public policy issue and requires the production of a report and delivery of a lecture to an invited audience.

This year's winner, Dr Richard Lang from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria joins Professor David Mullins in TSRC and Housing and Communities Group for three months on April 10 to undertake research on 'Bringing real localism into practice through co-operative housing governance'. By drawing on his grounded understanding of the well-established Austrian co-operative housing sector, and David's expertise in housing and communities, and his network of links with self-help and community-led housing sector in England, this project will explore the potential that co-operative governance offers for effective localism and sustainable community building.

Project proposal: Bringing real localism into practice through co-operative housing governance (PDF)

William Plowden Fellowship in Public Policy: Briefing note for applicants (PDF)