In November Charles Campion attended the Council of Europe Intercultural Cities 2017 Milestone Event in Lisbon to speak about Collaborative Placemaking and Community Land Trusts (CLTs).
Focusing on the award-winning project, St Clement’s in Bow, East London he explained the effectiveness of collaborative planning processes in engaging people from all backgrounds and cultures, and discussed how CLTs can deliver truly affordable homes for local communities.
The Council of Europe Intercultural Cities programme supports cities in reviewing their policies to help them manage diversity positively and realise the diversity advantage. Interculturalism is a term which is gaining wider usage partly in credit to scholars Ted Cantle and Ricard Zapata-Barrero, who see socio-economically mixed communities as an inclusive approach to placemaking, an alternative to multiculturalist policies that have often resulted in socio-economic isolation.
Participants at the conference included Mayors, European, regional and national officials in the field of inclusion/integration and other stakeholders active in the intercultural integration field. The programme offered talks and workshops on innovative models of governance, social inclusion policies and the provision of social services.