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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...

Community development thinking inspired by Tangled Parrot, Independent Venue Week & Music Venue Trust – a sector fights back 0

Community development thinking inspired by Tangled Parrot, Independent Venue Week & Music Venue Trust – a sector fights back

In July 2012 I blogged about how the crowdfunding effort to buy Newport/Casnewydd’s Le Pub live music venue was an opportunity missed to develop an alternative model of ownership based on mutuality and co-operation. In November I attended one...

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...

When ‘Community Development’ becomes a pejorative term? 0

When ‘Community Development’ becomes a pejorative term?

I recall starting a community development job in Merthyr Tydfil on a small, predominantly social housing estate in early 2003. Within a couple of days of starting I noticed a house scarred by an apparently recent...