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Presentation on two examples of my work to British Council local governance conference in Chongqing, China, 27 Sept 07

Presentation on two examples of my work to British Council local governance conference in Chongqing, China, 27 Sept 07

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    • 1. Participatory working in the UK Two case studies: The Castleford Project Dott07 Middlesbrough
    • 2. Context
      • Efficiency of public services
      • Need to create user-orientated services
      • Promote social justice
      • Promote social, cultural and economic participation and inclusion
      • Need to generate public and private confidence
      • Create healthier society
      • Raise investor confidence in deprived communities
    • 3. Two projects
      • Castleford - an urban development initiative (2003 - present)
      • Middlesbrough - a healthy food systems project (2006 - present)
    • 4. Castleford
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    • 29. Impacts to date (since March 2003)
      • 10 new public realm projects created and delivered
      • 3 new community groups & 2 business associations formed
      • £100k seed grant from Channel 4 developed in to £14m capital & £3m revenue fund
      • New retail, residential and cultural development plans in place for the town, valued at over £200m
      • Other investments in Castleford: £20m in proposed new local museum and transport interchange
      • Involvement of local, national and international designers and artists
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    • 49. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
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    • 51. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
    • 52. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
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    • 57. Techniques
      • Public involvement
      • Collaborative design, planning and decision-making
      • Events programme
      • Participative arts
      • Creative commissions
      • Skills training for community leaders
      • Media
    • 58. Partnership
      • Local government
      • National government
      • National Regeneration agency
      • Regional economic development agency
      • Environmental agencies
      • Charitable sector/NGOs
      • Media
      • Community & residents groups
      • Local business & industry
      • Arts sector
      • Private sector property developers
    • 59. Middlesbrough
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    • 66. The town
      • 57% of people live in most deprived areas of England
      • Low life expectancy
      • High incidence early death
      • Higher than regional average number of people feel “in poor health”
      • Lower % than national average eat ‘5-a-day’
      • Under-achievement of local schools
      • Nearly 50% of front gardens are more than three quarters paved
    • 67. The bigger picture
      • 24% of U.K. carbon footprint is food production and consumption
      • Surplus previously developed land
      • Need for “food sovereignty”
      • Disconnect between urban and rural
      • Lack of knowledge of where food comes from
    • 68. Local challenge
      • Create clean, safe environments
      • Improve run down landscapes
      • Reduce obesity
      • Reduce deaths from heart disease
      • Reduce stress-related illness
      • Reduce consumption fatty foods
      • Reduce CO2 emissions
    • 69. The Project
      • ‘Grow zones’
      • Meal assembly centre
      • Town Meal
      • Opportunity map
      • DOTT Festival
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    • 77. Strategic plan
      • ‘ Opportunity map’ for food production in the town in the future from architect/planners Andre Viljoen & Katrina Bohn
      • This will map existing allotments, containerised growing within the project, vacant land in the town, farming on the periphery
      • The value of this map is to begin to build a food producing vision for the town and its landscape
      • Enhance the spatial reach and economic value of food to the town and its social, economic and physical landscape
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    • 80. Techniques
      • Take people on a journey
      • Provide opportunities for collective activity
      • Encourage entrepreneurship
      • Sub-contracted delivery of project strands
      • Decentralised co-operation
    • 81. Project partners
      • 61 local organisations
      • Local government
      • Regional economic development agency
      • Design Council
      • Health authorities
      • Local urban development organisations
      • Charitable sector/NGOs
      • Farmer’s organisations
      • Food producers
      • Food retailers
      • Private property companies
    • 82. Outcomes
      • New demand for urban agriculture in the town
      • Revised local government strategy towards food production and supply
      • New connections between rural and urban communities
      • Increased demand for locally supplied food
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    • 85. David Barrie [email_address]