Future Communities

Posted on 07. Feb, 2013 by in Community, Featured

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This is an old film from 2011 with Clore Social Fellow, Richard Holmes who looks at social sustainability. In the light of proposed further new settlements in the Stroud area it is worth revisiting this film.

Richard Holmes’ practice-based research looks at the social dimensions of new settlements, focusing on community growth in Kingsway Village and Coopers Edge in Gloucestershire. The research used the recently-published Social Sustainability Framework, commissioned by the Housing & Community Agency, to identify common challenges and catalysts that have stimulated community growth. Richard was given research supervision by the Young Foundation. Richard’s Fellowship has been funded by Nesta.

Richard’s research report was launched at an event at Coopers Edge Primary School – located at the heart of one of the settlements looked at in the research – on 17 July 2012. Attendees at the event included a local Councillor and planner, and representatives from the Barnwood Trust. Richard presented his research and findings, with additional reflections on the housing context provided by Tricia Hackett from the Young Foundation.

Further information about social sustainability can be found at www.social-life.co

Richard’s research included a short film and a published report.

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2 Responses to “Future Communities”

  1. Dotty

    18. Feb, 2013

    I was hoping to see the same about the new houseing communities in Stroud – and lets face it there is a lot of new building going on here – how about a film about them, Please?

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  2. philip

    18. Feb, 2013

    Agree that would be good to have more films re housing options/communities – Stroud Community TV is all about the community making films – we don’t have funds and need more volunteers to help make the films – if you know of folk who might be able to help do get in touch…..

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