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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 […]

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: […]

Our Future Foyle

“Our Future Foyle” is a transformative, innovative cultural and health intervention focused on the River Foyle in Derry/Londonderry. The project has been developed over the past two years through extensive community and stakeholder engagement. It aims to improve the health and social well-being of everyone using the riverfront of the River Foyle, through rejuvenation and animation of the banks and bridges as a shared positive space. As a research and design project the aim is […]

Place based working and/or localism

Building Collaborative Places: Infrastructure for System Change This report argues for the strengthening of ‘system infrastructure’ underpinning services to the public in a place. A great primer on place based working. Read it in full – from Collaborate. An opinion piece on place based working: The Neighborhood Is the Unit of Change, by David Brooks in the New York Times Also the Place Standard, a free tool to have conversations around a place. Check it out in this […]

Case studies on the Ideas Hub

The Ideas Hub is an online platform for collecting and sharing the stories of those who are already using collaborative, asset based and community approaches in their work on the front line. Case studies are published in the following categories – follow the links for more! Asset based Blog Case study Children and young people Co-production Collaboration Commissioning Community engagement Community resilience Education Idea of the Month Interview Place based health Report Social action Video Well being

Theatre for social change

From Ideas Hub: “Over the last few months we’ve been enjoying taking part in work around co-production; thinking about the ‘art of co-production’ and looking for examples of co-production in action. We’ve been thinking about how innovative projects bring people together and reshape how we think about wellbeing in community settings. Since the times of the ancient Greeks, theatre was a common way for people to gather, to learn about social issues, and even inspire […]

Research in practice film: Co-production in practice

A film by Research In Practice shows how to engage communities, build social capital, and change the relationship between state and citizen.  Local authorities and service providers are finding cost-effective ways of working with local communities to utilise skills and knowledge for mutual benefit. These assets-based approaches to developing new services are helping to empower residents and change the relationship between citizen and state. Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults have produced a short film that illustrates three different examples […]

Case studies on the WCVA website

In the section of the WCVA website about the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014, three case studies are presented:   Case study: Early Help Hub, Flintshire This in-depth case study focuses on the development of the Early Help Hub, a multi-agency integrated Families First aligned response to provide support to families where there have been 2 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences and or where there has been an incident of domestic abuse, neglect or general issues, […]

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