Urban activation in Ilford Town Centre

Sometimes, our action research creates wonderful spaces for experimentation, and our Incubating Civic Leadership project has done just that, sowing the seeds for our urban activation in Ilford town centre on Monday 12 July.  The idea for this event was simple. We wanted to explore what would happen if you put objects into an underused public space […]

Knowle West

Filwood Broadway Market

The ICL research project is working with two place based partners, one (Knowle West Media Centre) based in the area of Knowle West, South Bristol. Together we are working with Filwood Broadway Working Group (FBWG), which is a resident-led group working to ensure a community voice in the regeneration of Filwood Broadway, an area in […]

co-design Redbridge

What Would You Do with this Space?

As part of the Incubating Civic Leadership research project, we have been working closely with one of our local project partners, London Borough of Redbridge and the Muslimah Sports Association to kickstart an initiative to put young people in charge of shaping public space in Redbridge. This is a real opportunity for the community to take […]

civic leadership covid-19

Mapping civic leadership platforms – challenges and opportunities for civic leadership

It is without doubt true that the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our ‘normal’ way of life, our work and the way we communicate and socialise with others. Many people now increasingly face important economic, health and mental wellbeing challenges and some groups within our society are hit worse than others (e.g. women, and BAME groups). While responses […]