We are always looking for new and innovative projects to get involved in. We are happy to team up with partners and to provide the community engagement element of bids and tenders.
Recent projects include:
- What makes a good place – The aim of this project was to use digital media as a way of encouraging groups of housing association residents to explore their neighbourhoods, find out about place-making and get more involved in local decision making in their neighbourhoods. We teamed up with MADE, the Accord Group, Midland Heart and Fircroft College of Adult Education for this project
- Bordesley Green – We are working with Ashram Housing Association in Bordelsley Green, Birmingham. We are using Planning for Real® principles to develop and test-bed a new approach to micro-neighbourhood development
- Cottam Hall masterplan review – We worked as part of a team led by Atkins and including John Rowland Urban Design to engage local residents in the masterplan review for the Cottam Hall development, which lies on the northern edge of Preston, for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Preston City Council
- Boroughbridge flood simulation – This pilot project in North Yorkshire, with funding and project support from Norwich Union (now AVIVA), was delivered through a partnership of the Environment Council (lead), Resources for Change and Planning for Real (then under the umbrella of the Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation). The project called ‘Dry Run’ engaged local and key stakeholders, through a flood simulation exercise, in planning how to achieve a greater level of community involvement / response to a potential flood incident and thereby adding additional benefit to the existing emergency plan.