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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 – evaluation of co-production

Valuing Different Perspectives (April 2014 – November 2015) The project sought to evaluate previous co-produced interventions produced by researchers and community organisations in the neighbourhood of Wester Hailes, west Edinburgh. In doing so, it also built in a comparison of academic-led and co-produced approaches to evaluating the outcomes of the previous co-produced outputs. This enabled a comparison of the usefulness of different types of knowledge that were produced. Additional outcomes included a co-produced report on […]

Incredible Edible

“They practise the art of ‘propaganda gardening’, planting up every available public space in their town, and from their efforts have sprung businesses, social enterprises, school gardens, a permaculture training centre, even ‘vegetable tourism’! Their work has envigorated the town’s economy and made them famous. Communities throughout the world have taken Todmorden’s model and replicated it.” Original article: http://www.permaculture.co.uk/videos/propaganda-gardening-incredible-edible-todmorden Watch the video [13’47]

The Secret Kitchen Cafe

The Secret Kitchen was initially set up in 2011 by Marsha Smith to serve locals (and beyond) with a cafe offering no fixed menu, but instead focused on making each meal a freshly cooked ‘special’ that was tasty, vegetarian and organic or locally sourced wherever possible. Last year the kitchen opened the Family Cafe and this innovative and unique latest project actually upcycles donated supermarket food surplus that might otherwise have been thrown away, into delicious […]