News and Blogs

From Network to Movement: Community Enterprises in Gwynedd, Wales – Newyddion o Gymru: Rhwydwai 2 December 2022 by glyn - Report by Debbie Humphry. Quotations are all from the participants involved in the Community Enterprises (CEs) unless otherwise indicated. Link to the Map  Spaces of Hope - Map (peoplesplans.org) Cymdeithas Tai Gwynedd commonity-owned homes, then (above) and now (below). (Credits… Continue reading "From Network to Movement: Community Enterprises in Gwynedd, Wales – Newyddion o Gymru: Rhwydwai"
Planning for People in Brum 7 November 2022 by glyn - Spaces of Hope/PeoplesPlans is conducting research on the histories of community-led planning. We have spoken to people who worked with communities to create the spaces and places needed in Birmingham since the 1960s and we are bringing people into conversation together… Continue reading "Planning for People in Brum"
Blog: Claiming space, culture and community through music, ecstasy and dance 7 June 2022 by michael - Debbie Humphry, talking to Coventry-based artist, documentary filmmaker and producer, Adrian Dowling. Photographs by Jamie Shufflebotham Adi Dowling arrived in Coventry from Dublin in the late 1970s, into a culture of de-industrialising despair, “as in poverty, racism, serious violence”. But from… Continue reading "Blog: Claiming space, culture and community through music, ecstasy and dance"
Project Updates – May 2022 #2 31 May 2022 by michael - We have added a list view of examples of community-led planning to the website which lists the examples of historical community-led-planning (CLP) uncovered by the project so far. We want to add as many examples of community-led planning to the… Continue reading "Project Updates – May 2022 #2"
Project Updates – May 2022 10 May 2022 by michael - We have added an interactive map to the website which shows the locations of historical community-led-planning (CLP) examples uncovered by the project so far. We want to add as many examples of community-led planning to the map as we can… Continue reading "Project Updates – May 2022"
Arts in Regeneration: from creative community-led planning to institutional instrumentalism in East London 27 April 2022 by michael - How can images and aesthetics support community led campaigns? In this blog, Loraine Leeson draws on her experiences with the Docklands Community Poster Project, describing how certain images can become a powerful ‘currency’ for communicating issues and arguments to wider… Continue reading "Arts in Regeneration: from creative community-led planning to institutional instrumentalism in East London"
Golborne Community Plan and Neighbourhood Council 7 April 2022 by michael - How have ‘ordinary people’ come together to make decisions about their places, spaces and communities? In this research report, Debbie Humphry explores the story of the Golborne Community Plan and Neighbourhood Council in 1970s London, tracing interconnections of personalities, ideologies… Continue reading "Golborne Community Plan and Neighbourhood Council"
Civil society and ‘community-led planning’ 4 April 2022 by michael - What is 'community-led planning' and how has it been understood over the years? In this blog, Professor Glen O'Hara traces the history of the concept and its relationships with 'civic society', 'regeneration' and activism. The concept of ‘community-led planning’ can… Continue reading "Civil society and ‘community-led planning’"
SE1 Stories. Lessons from the History of Community Organising in one Neighbourhood 15 March 2022 by michael - A recent exhibition about community led planning in North Southwark and North Lambeth gives us food for thought about what lessons we can draw from  past  experiences of participatory planning and the importance of not letting these histories get hidden.… Continue reading "SE1 Stories. Lessons from the History of Community Organising in one Neighbourhood"
Project Updates – January 2022 25 January 2022 by jason - We have added two updates to the About pages on our website. Firstly, we would like to welcome Dr Michael Howcroft to the team. Michael will be based at the University of Sheffield and joins the project as we prepare… Continue reading "Project Updates – January 2022"

People’s Planning in Birmingham

Spaces of Hope/PeoplesPlans is conducting research on the histories of community-led planning. We have spoken to people who worked with communities to create the spaces and places needed in Birmingham since the 1960s and we are bringing people into conversation together through a free online workshop event on Friday 2nd December 2022 1-3pm. The aim is to share and compare histories over the decades and discuss how best to represent them in the current day. You can sign up here on Eventbrite

Here is the link if you are able to share this with people who might be interested  https://bit.ly/BhamPlanning

We  hope you can attend. Many thanks. Please contact Debbie for more information dhumphry@brookes.ac.uk