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The rural and urban divide?

Some reflections on urban and rural poverty ahead of a podcast with Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog and Action in Caerau and Ely The next episode of The Community Development Podcast is one that’s been postponed many times...

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...