Tag Archives: Sustainability

Generous responses to researching Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes in Leeds

At the Urban Food Justice launch event Andre Viljoen presented his research on CPULS Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes – the need to develop sustainable urban food production within the boundaries and the edges of cities. He cited case studies from … Continue reading

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Urban Food Justice: planning a new urban growing strategy for Leeds

Since last Autumn I’ve been taking part in a new Leeds-based social platform, Urban Food Justice. This is a research and activist project led by campaigner and academic Chiara Tornaghi. Set up initially as a series of workshops and events/excursions, this … Continue reading

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Creative Transition #2

As part of continuing to think about how to support people to thrive, and not just survive I’m interested in the Transition Handbook notion of re-skilling; where people re-learn how to cook, sew, mend a bike – basic skills that … Continue reading

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Creative Transition #1

18 months ago I read Rob Hopkins ‘Transition Handbook; from oil to dependency to local resistance’ (2008). I found much of the thinking within of real interest in terms of Waymarking’s practice. With the triple crunch (global financial crisis, peak … Continue reading

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Wonderland – St Denis, Paris #3

Ellen Holleman and I made a presentation which suggested an ‘open source place-making*’ approach to regeneration in the area of St Denis. We felt that a range of community development approaches would be successful in a partnership between local creative … Continue reading

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Wonderland – St Denis, Paris #1

In August I was part of a fantastic workshop in St Denis, Paris – ran by international architect’s network Wonderland (www.wonderland.cx) and hosted by artist-led studios Le6B (www.le6b.org) Over 4 days (16-20 Aug) around 16 architects, artists and urban designers … Continue reading

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Time / Bank Symposium, Stroom

On the second day of my visit to Den Haag, Sue (Ball) and I gave a presentation on Leeds Creative Timebank at the Time / Bank Symposium, as part of the wider Stroom programme ‘There, I fixed It’. The other … Continue reading

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