UK among Europe's worst countries for ageism, 31.10.11 
Million older people suffering social isolation and loneliness, 11 Oct 
16,000 people in more than 120 Russian cities participate in “Bloggers against Garbage” action, 11 August  Not without controversy though, as some say this is the "straightforward responsibility of municipal authorities".
First public property map published, 5 August 
Lambeth launches cooperative council plans, January 28. The plans involve ‘community-led commissioning’, and a Lambeth Cooperative Incentive Scheme. "This will take the form of credits that people can use for discounts in local shops, for local leisure or sports facilities, or as a council-tax discount. To make sure the money is spent locally, any credits will be awarded in a new local electronic currency, building on the success of the Brixton Pound that already operates in the borough and is the UK’s only local currency in an urban area."  place