As traditional development methods fail to deliver for communities, the alternative approach of community-led development is fast gaining steam. At the National Urban Design Conference in Birmingham (26-28 Sept), our Planning Director Mike Fox will team up with Community Regeneration Team Leader Lindy Morgan (Southmead Development Trust) to present the challenges and opportunities of a major community-led regeneration project in Bristol.
As one of the UK’s largest community-led housing and regeneration schemes, the Southmead Regeneration – working for the community project aims to improve the centre of Southmead by making it vibrant and exciting for the people who live there. In one of the UK’s most deprived wards, the project seeks to regenerate an area which has a specific need for smaller homes for first-time buyers and older people.
Speaking at the event, Mike and Lindy will explain how working hand-in-hand with the local Southmead community has enabled the team to develop a masterplan vision that will transform this central area. The project aims to improve community facilities, infrastructure and initiatives whilst providing affordable and ethical housing solutions.
Mike and Lindy will focus on the main ingredients of a highly successful engagement strategy which has continued to build capacity, momentum, ownership, support and a sense of community.
Over three days, the ‘Making People Friendly Places’ conference will feature 40 presenters covering the latest ideas, best practice and commercial viability. Mike and Lindy will present on Friday 27 September – click here to secure your conference ticket.