Co-Creating Cities and Communities


12 July 2017 to 13 July 2017
Watershed; 1 Canon's Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX,

A Summer Forum for the AHRC Connected Communities Programme and Urban Living Pilots






How can urban spaces develop and integrate citizen-centric services in the face of reducing budgets and city politics? What are the impacts of human experiences and smart technologies, interconnectedness and exclusion, empowerment and invisibility on the changing nature of communities and cities?


To find answers to these any many other questions about urban communities and inclusive city design, we invite academics and partners from the RCUK-funded collaborative projects to come to Bristol to present, evaluate and co-design transformative approaches to urban living.


The two-day forum will bring together cross-disciplinary teams from the AHRC Connected Communities programme and the Urban Living Pilots, as well as project teams involved in collaborative or co-produced research within the wider AHRC themes. With a particular focus on co-creating communities and cities, we will discuss the ways in which innovative academic research, communal engagement and collaborative action can re-build, re-frame and re-energise the city, with community interests put firmly at the centre.


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