“The emergence of true urban life, and therefore a flourishing society and a healthy local economy is proportional to the multiplier effect of many smaller collective actions [not the bigness of the solution] and this leads to making massive small change that is positive for communities”
It holds that “the old models are broken” and small changes to our current planning, design and delivery processes will make big differences to our cities, towns and neighbourhoods. New fixes will only emerge if we get to the root of what is ‘broken’ and use new thinking [not same thinking] and effective tools to solve the problem.
The NEW NORM is our response to ‘new economy’, the localism agenda and the recognised imperative for competitive cities, stable communities and sustainable development. It is supported by four initiatives: