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Co-creating Cities and Communities

Date: 22/03/2017


How can urban spaces develop and integrate citizen-centric services in the face of reducing budgets and city politics? What are the impacts of human experiences and smart technologies, interconnectedness and exclusion, empowerment and invisibility on the changing nature of communities and cities?

Call for Papers

The aim is to create interactive and informal space for dialogue and ideas which move beyond simple presentations of research findings. To do so we would like to invite you to co-produce some of the sessions together with us.

Deadline for proposals: 10 April 2017

To answer these questions the Connected Communities Programme and Urban Living Partnership, with funding from the AHRC, are organising a forum/ urban collaboratory on “Co-creating Cities and Communities: Transformative Encounters in Urban Living” which will take place in Bristol on 12-13 July 2017.

The two-day forum will bring together cross-disciplinary teams from the AHRC Connected Communities programme and the Urban Living Pilots, as well as project teams involved in collaborative or co-produced research within the wider AHRC, Research Council and Innovate UK themes. With a particular focus on co-creating communities and cities, discussions at the forum will explore the ways in which innovative academic research, communal engagement and collaborative action can re-build, re-frame and re-energise the city, with community interests put firmly at the centre.

To explore these, any many other questions about urban communities and inclusive city design, academics and partners from AHRC, RCUK and Innovate UK funded collaborative projects are invited to come to Bristol to present, evaluate and co-design transformative approaches to urban living.

More information about the event can be found on the Connected Communities Programme website.

Participation is through an open call for ideas/abstracts for the event (which has an open space ethos) which is available from the Connected Communities pages at the web-link above) and which closes on 31 March. Expressions of interest to contribute to the event are encouraged to highly collaborative involving civic, policy, public, business, community and other partners.

For more information about the conference, please email Katya Braginskaia

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