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A Vision for Scarborough Charrette – 18 years on

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This month Nick Taylor, former Scarborough’s Renaissance Manager, now freelance consultant urbanist with Tanick Consultancy, considers the lasting legacy of the Vision for Scarborough Community Planning Weekend 2002 (one of the case studies in 20/20 Visions) which brought the town together to deliver a range of transformational projects. Scarborough has…

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Big Barnes Ponder Charrette – 7 years on

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February’s blog is by Emma Robinson, the Town Centre Manager for Barnes Community Association, who reflects on the Big Barnes Ponder 7 years on: “The process highlighted that the community is best placed to shape and direct its own destiny and that projects delivered with full community involvement are inevitably…

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The Liberties – 10 years on

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January’s blog is by Clare San Martin who revisited the Liberties, Dublin 10 years after leading the collaborative process to draw up of the Liberties Area Action Plan for Dublin City Council. The Liberties is an historic area of Dublin, famous as the home of the Guinness brewery.  Huge development…

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Auroville: A Way Forward Charrette

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“An open and collaborative spirit prevailed during the workshops.  People commented that new voices were being heard.” Auroville was founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa, the Mother, outside Pondicherry, Southern India as a universal town where men and women of all countries could live in peace and…

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Santa Fe Railyard Revitalisation

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The remarkable story of how the local community shaped and delivered the revitalisation of Santa Fe Railyard to create a new “living room for the community” is told in 20/20 Visions. Below, architect Gayla Bechtol, one of the key movers behind the process, has penned a short review of 20/20…

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Delivering Action in Your Town Centre

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Chris Jones runs Chris Jones Regeneration, a values based consultancy that cares about bringing long lasting benefits for communities across Wales, the United Kingdom and beyond. Chris was project lead for the Blaenau Ffestiniog revitalisation process featured as one of the case studies in 20/20 Visions. By Chris Jones As…

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