With the police estate undergoing dramatic change, this report examines the ways police buildings shape people's confidence in the police, their fear of crime and sense of security, and identifies means of raising standards in the design and management of the police estate.
The police have a proud design history, but they have failed, recently, to build on it. All too often police facilities send off the wrong messages about the attitudes and working of the police.
Reinventing the Police Station argues that there needs to be something close to a revolution in the way the police and the Home Office approach police buildings - that they have to become much more sensitive to the contribution the estate can make to strengthening relations between the police and citizens, and reassuring the public.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.