"A powerful and urgent opportunity for humanity."
SIR TIM SMIT
"Fractious, independent, hegemonic, competitive and human facing by nature, the nation state cannot be relied upon to deliver the function of utility we now must have: a healthy biophysically intact planet."
"It is time to think beyond ourselves and our nations and join together."
THE DUKE OF RICHMOND & GORDON
WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT WITH PARTICULARLY EMPHASIS ON URBAN SOCIETY
Police cars block Wickham Road in Brockley, South East London
The founder of The Chandos was invited in 2012 to participate in an ongoing debate hosted by the Department of the Environment into how to improve local environments and reduce antisocial behaviour.
With the drive of the present government to achieve efficiency and savings, as well as a recognition of pressures on local environments, this is an attempt to find sustainable solutions.
The Chandos believes that a lack of social cohesion is putting huge pressure on environments and for different reasons, in both urban and rural settings. Issues such as a sense of alienation, a lack of accountability and personal responsibility is increasing the cost of maintaining local environments, with diminishing resource and success.
Four proposed solutions
for improving the local environment: