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Research – cities and urban design and planning

Urban Transformations Network Urban Transformations (UT) is an ESRC network, coordinated from the University of Oxford, showcasing research on cities. The UT portfolio represents over 80 research projects that engage with the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly urban world. The programme aims to address a wide range of stakeholders with a professional, public or political interest in cities, including members of the general public wishing to learn more about current academic debates on urban […]

Research – poverty

Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision (2016-2017) Centrestage charity is backed by the Centrestage Music Theatre CIC. It uses food and the arts to engage people, help to improve their life chances and (re)build communities. This research report is focused on Centrestage’s distinct food provision programme in some of the most deprived areas of North and East Ayrshire. It describes how Centrestage achieves impact, empowers individuals and communities, and draws lessons to inform […]

Research – art and creative practice

See also Compassionate, Creative, Co-productive Community Hubs: pilot project  in research – communities     Creative Practitioners in Schools: Pembrokeshire School, Lord of the Flies (2016) This Lottery-funded action-research project was undertaken with a class of GCSE Set D pupils in Pembrokeshire. After a classroom-based discussion of personal barriers to learning, pupils were taken out of the classroom to study their set text ‘Lord of the Flies’ in the local woods. Through immersive experiences which related […]

Research – co-production practice

Co-production for Sustainability (2012 – 2032) The Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Change Programme began in May 2012. It is intended to support behavioural and culture change among civil servants in the Welsh Government. The programme has championed co-production and made use of co-production techniques since it started. One of the first Quick Tips (that you can see on the website) was about how to start to co-produce, followed later by Quick Tips on coaching for […]

Research – communities

Compassionate Communities UK (ongoing) The charity has been set up to implement the Compassionate City programme, as well as provide practice expertise in the public health approach to end of life care and embed it in health and social care education programmes. We also provide scientific evidence of effectiveness and a source of evaluation expertise. Compassionate communities consist of naturally occurring supportive networks combined with the wealth of community resource to be found in neighbourhoods, […]

Research – heritage and culture

How should heritage decisions be made? (2013-2015) The ‘How should heritage decisions be made?’ project was conducted as part of the co-designed AHRC Connected Communities project. It drew on my interest in co-produced research projects – often focused on questions of public participation in decision making. I use participative and action-led research methods, experimenting with how small-scale participatory work can be combined with large scale whole system action. Since then I have embarked on two strands […]

Research – environment and sustainability

Dundee Urban Orchard (2013-17) Dundee Urban Orchard – otherwise known as DUO – is a city-wide art and horticulture project supporting individuals, community groups and cultural organisations to plant and care for small-scale orchards across Dundee. In addition to the practical benefits of enhancing biodiversity, accessing greenspace for community use and raising awareness of where food comes from, DUO celebrate the biodiversity and cultural diversity of Dundee through art workshops, exhibitions and peer-learning events. With […]

Community-led Action Research

This is the SCDC’s primer and work on community-led Action Research. Community-led research is as researched that is “defined, undertaken, analysed and evidenced by members of the community themselves”, while Action Research “is about using research tools and methods appropriate to engaging with the community concerned. Example methodologies would include drawings, photography, video diaries; drop in sessions and story dialogue; these methods being used in conjunction with or instead of traditional methods such as questionnaires.” Read more: […]

Action research

Report: ARC – Action Research by, in and for Communities (a practical guide to Community-led Action Research) published by the Scottish Community Development Centre. This guide was developed by the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) to help community and voluntary groups carry out research in and with their communities. The guide is based on our experience of developing and delivering 3 Community-led Action Research programmes between 2003 and 2011. These programmes culminated in over 90 groups […]

Simple but not simplistic

‘Simple but not Simplistic – Developing Evidence Enriched Practice (DEEP)’ is a collaborative action research and development project involving the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), the All Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration (ASCC), the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) in Scotland and a number of social care agencies and local authorities in Wales and Scotland. Both IRISS and ASCC have a strong focus on the use of research evidence in social care […]

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