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A short introduction to Urban Pollinators, the placemaking and regeneration company run by Julian Dobson, writer, editor, speaker and researcher. Find out who we are, what we do and what people say …

A short introduction to Urban Pollinators, the placemaking and regeneration company run by Julian Dobson, writer, editor, speaker and researcher. Find out who we are, what we do and what people say about us.

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  • 1. urban pollinators inspiration and knowledge to create better places a short introduction
  • 2. WHY THE NAME? WE CHOSE URBAN POLLINATORS BECAUSE WE WANT TO SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE AND IDEAS THAT BRING PLACES TO LIFE
  • 3. REGENERATION | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES New Start NewStart WWW.NEWSTARTMAG.CO.UK APRIL 2010 April 2010 Issue No 477 OUR BACKGROUND IS IN WRITING, RESEARCH, EDITING AND ANALYSIS. WE WERE CO-FOUNDERS OF THE REGENERATION MAGAZINE ‘NEW START’
  • 4. WHAT DO WE MEAN BY CREATING BETTER PLACES? A VISION OF A BETTER FUTURE, UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONTEXT AND INSPIRATION FOR ACTION
  • 5. PLACES FOR PEOPLE OUR WORK ON THE FUTURE OF TOWN CENTRES PUTS THE PEOPLE WHO USE THEM FIRST
  • 6. PLACES TO SHARE WE EXPLORE AND PROMOTE COMMUNITY USE AND OWNERSHIP
  • 7. PLACES FOR THE FUTURE WE SEARCH OUT THE QUALITIES AND ACTIONS THAT MAKE PLACES RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE
  • 8. WHAT ROLE DO WE PLAY? WE INSPIRE, FACILITATE, TEACH AND HELP TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
  • 9. COMMUNICATING AND INSPIRING WE SHARE STORIES AND LEARNING, FROM WRITING BLOGS TO WRITING BOOKS
  • 10. SPEAKING, LECTURING AND FACILITATING WE WORK TO FEED THE MINDS AND AMBITIONS OF PRACTITIONERS, LEARNERS AND CITIZENS
  • 11. RESEARCHING AND CONNECTING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, INTERVIEWS, POLICY ANALYSIS AND LITERATURE REVIEWS
  • 12. A FEW RECENT HIGHLIGHTS EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK AND ACTIVITY
  • 13. RETHINKING THE HIGH STREET STIMULATING CHANGE AND CHALLENGING RECEIVED WISDOM
  • 14. We have galvanised new thinking on better futures for the high street, spoken at national and international events, encouraged citizenbased activism and helped to reframe the debate about the purpose of town centres.
  • 15. LAND, FOOD AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT PUBLISHING THE #INCREDIBLEBOOK, RESEARCHING GREENSPACE FUTURES & COMMUNITY FORESTS
  • 16. We’re publishing the inspiring story of Incredible Edible Todmorden, we’re pushing forward the debate on 21st century commons and we’ve examined how communities can play a stronger role in caring for natural assets such as forests.
  • 17. IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST? REGENERATION AND PLACEMAKING PEOPLE-CENTRED REGENERATION AND NEW FUTURES FOR MILITARY LAND AND PROPERTY
  • 18. We have developed the case for ‘regeneration with a human face’, produced original research on how redundant military assets can be used for community benefit, and trained council officers in how to create better places.
  • 19. WHAT DO OTHER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US? A FEW COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE WE’VE WORKED WITH
  • 20. “Julian has a deep and detailed knowledge of urban regeneration and local economic development... he produces exceptionally high quality work which challenges conventional wisdom” (Professor Colin Williams, Sheffield University) “Julian was our opening keynote for our National Mainstreet Australia conference... his presentation was brilliant, very relevant, inspiring and stimulating.” (Nicole Maslin, executive committee member, Mainstreet Australia)
  • 21. “I would like to recognise the particular efforts of Julian Dobson and his team at Urban Pollinators, whose insights I have found both inspirational and invaluable.” (Mary Portas, the Portas Review) “Your contributions... were thoughtful, creative and accurate. It is a pleasure for us all to have material that needs so little reviewing/ editing.” (Josh Stott, policy and research programme manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
  • 22. CAN WE GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE? EDITING, WRITING, SPEAKING, TEACHING, EVENTS AND FACILITATION: JUST ASK US
  • 23. ‘It is through the performance of creative acts, in art, in thought, in personal relationships, that the city can be identified as something more than a purely functional organisation of factories and warehouses, barracks, courts, prisons and control centres.’ Lewis Mumford, The City in History, 1961 [a quote that sums up our philosophy]
  • 24. find out more (or follow the links in this presentation) www.urbanpollinators.co.uk send us a message Twitter: @urbanpollinator