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 (see below) and on 'Back to school' blog.
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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- 2 months ago
Nick Wates2 months ago
New Year 2019 Update. As well as the donations shown on this page there have also been offline donations totalling £2,235. Huge thanks to all. Hand in due 31 March (2019) and lots to do. So there is still time to become a sponsor. For more details see http://www.nickwates.com/2018/03/14/back-to-school/
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Jan 13, 2019
Jan 10, 2019
An excellent project!
John F C Turner
Dec 10, 2018
Looking forward to future developments.
Aug 30, 2018
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.
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