Weʼre raising £10,000 to support Engagement in Placemaking Research.
- Hastings, UK
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Do you believe that places work better if the people living and working in them are involved in their creation and management? Then this is an excellent opportunity to support research and the provision of online resources to promote good practice in placemaking.
I have enrolled at the University of Brighton to do a PhD reflecting on the invaluable experience I gained over four decades as an author, researcher and practitioner. The focus will be on the creation and impact of five books I wrote or edited relating to community involvement in placemaking: 'The Battle for Tolmers Square' ; 'Squatting, the real story'; 'Community Architecture'; 'Action Planning' and 'The Community Planning Handbook' (all still in print with Routledge apart from 'Squatting'). Lessons learnt will be spelt out, future initiatives needed in the field signposted.
Funding is needed to cover the costs of this research which includes tuition fees, digitising photographic and paper archives, preparing exhibition material and both computer and website technical support.
What you will get
Access to my thesis, available online (by mid 2019).
Access to an updated Community Planning Website.
Useful archives, digitised and available online.
Invitations to exhibitions and workshops.
All contributions credited unless requested otherwise.
Reports on progress and the use of the funding raised posted here and on www.nickwates.co.uk
Thank you for any support you can offer. The more we raise the more that can be achieved.
Photocaptions. Top: Community planning masterclass, Taipai, 2013. Above: The five books and their translations, adaptations and new editions.
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Jul 27, 2018
Rod tells me about your important post grad work in Brighton - Nick when can we call you Dr Wates?
Jul 27, 2018
Jez Hall at Shared Future CIC
Jul 11, 2018
communityplanning.net is a great resource and long may it flourish.
Jul 5, 2018
Well done Nick, what an amazing project! Good luck raising your funds.
Jun 21, 2018
Apr 27, 2018
Hope you reach your target, Nick - best wishes - Cate
Tom & Gilly Brent
Apr 17, 2018
Good luck with this Nick. All best wishes Tom & Gilly
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