Tagged: caerdydd

Community development and community journalism: reflections on the @C4CJ #CJ15 conference 1

Community development and community journalism: reflections on the @C4CJ #CJ15 conference

I recently had the pleasure of attending the ‘What Next for Community Journalism?’ event held by Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism (Storify of the event here). Since it is a topic with which I am not much familiar...

Confrontation vs dialogue: consensus in the community 0

Confrontation vs dialogue: consensus in the community

I sit on the committee of a park ‘Friends of’ membership group in my community in Cardiff/Caerdydd. The minutes of the previous meeting (that I could not attend) include the following: “[our group] will continue to...

City regions are nothing new… 0

City regions are nothing new…

City regions have dominated regional planning and policy discussion in south Wales recently. For instance, given Cardiff/Caerdydd‘s lack of available housing land it will be increasingly reliant on being able to rapidly and efficiently transport workers...

Space for Delight 0

Space for Delight

Interesting thoughts on constructing ‘Space for Delight’. Space that is free from creativity-stifling bureaucracy; is free from pernicious market forces; that helps mobilise and collectivise, no matter how briefly; and which allows for people to explore...

Graffiti Wall 0

Graffiti Wall

blurthelinebetweenselfandothers: Cool Spot… Byd o hwyl, oriel heb do, / Man cŵl imi encilio by bara-koukoug on Flickr. Yn anffodus mae’r wal graffiti Ystym Taf dan fygythiad dwi’n meddwl oherwydd bydd tai newydd ar safle yr...

My response to ‘The future of the High Street: a tale of two record shops’ 0

My response to ‘The future of the High Street: a tale of two record shops’

The excellent Powell Dobson Urbanists (@PDUrbanists) blog recently surmised about the future of the High Street in light of the demise of HMV.  The blog concluded that: “there is much that can be achieved from small business when...