4: ‘Community buildings, heating and spaces: Drawing on experiences’ – Bristol, April 22nd

Seminar title: Community buildings, heating and spaces: Drawing upon experiences

Date: 22/4/2016
Venue: Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol Law School

Seminar summary: This is the fourth seminar in the ESRC-funded Seminar Series Neighbourhood Ways of Knowing and Working co-organised by the Universities of Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle and Oxford Brookes as well as the Department for Communities and Local Government. The seminar series is exploring neighbourhood working with academics, policy-makers and community experts.

While there are concerns about neighbourhood working and localism, there is also (guarded) optimism. There are opportunities for communities to use this framework for neighbourhoods to develop new initiatives, co-produce local services or promote self-build schemes on publicly owned land. This seminar will focus on community building, heating and spaces, exploring experience and presenting findings. As with the series of seminars as a whole, it will explore both the criticisms and the opportunities offered by neighbourhood ways of knowing and working.

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10.00 – 10.10   Welcome and Setting the Scene: Robert Rutherfoord (DCLG) and Antonia Layard (University of Bristol)

HOUSING (1): 10.10-11.30am

10.10-10.25 Matt Thompson (University of Liverpool)
10.25-10.40 Marianne Heaslip (URBED and Terrace21 Mutual Home Ownership) and Michael Simon (Granby 4)
10.40-10.55 Tom Moore (University of Sheffield)
10.55-11.10 Keith Cowling (Bristol CLT)
11.10-11.30 Collaborative talking and questions

COFFEE 11.30-11.45

HOUSING (2): 11.45-12.45

11-45-12.00 Martin Field (University of Northampton)
12.00 -12.15 Charlie Fisher (Transition by Design & Oxford Brookes)
12.15-12.30 Richard Lang (University of Birmingham)
12.30-12.45 Collaborative talking and questions

LUNCH (Old Council Chamber) 12.45–13.30 


13.30–13.45 Jelte Harnmeijer (Hutton Institute)
13.45-14.00 Ruth Bush (Edinburgh Council/University)
14-00-14.15 Collaborative talking and questions

COMMUNITY SPACES (1): 14.30 – 15.00

14.40-14.45 Lorayne Woodend (South Lakeland District Council­)
14.45-15.00 Naomi Fuller (Playing Out)

COFFEE (& Cake): 15.00 – 15.15

COMMUNITY SPACES (2): 15.15 – 16.00 

15.15 -15.30 Bob Smyth/Nicola Hazell (Groundspace)
15.30 -15.45 Chris Chalkley (People’s Republic of Stokes Croft)
15.45- 16.00 Collaborative talking and questions


16.00-16.30 Small table policy recommendation writing
16.30-17.00 Discussions & (Any) Conclusions

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