Co-Creating Cities and Communities


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


How do we create smart, interconnected cities which will promote empowerment and limit exclusion? How do we develop new forms of collaboration to boost diversity and reduce poverty, nurture creativity and eradicate disadvantage?


To explore these and many other questions, Connected Communities and Urban Living Pilots are hosting a free 2-day event, dedicated to finding new ways in which universities and civil society organisations, local authorities and general public can all work together to co-create, re-invent and improve life in the city and its surroundings.

The event will enable the delegates to better understand the challenges and opportunities of collaborative work around flourishing cities, engaged citizens and sustainable urban environment. With a series of parallel discussions and informal workshops, it will provide a friendly and informal forum for stimulating conversations, co-produced knowledge and critical responses to city challenges and social action.

We welcome academics and community organisations, future learners and digital technologists, smart city planners and local authorities, heritage specialists and environmental experts, artists, performers creative imaginaries and members of the public.