The Connected Communities Projects have produced a wide variety of resources from reports to films. Many of these resources are available through the links on this page. Individual project websites are also a great place to look for resources and further information - you can access them through our Project Pages.

Illuminating the Evolution of Community Participation

The review understands the “Big Society” as an example of policy translation (Freeman 2009). Through reflecting on what is ʺlost in translation”, the review identifies spaces for contestation and challenge. Read more

Situating Community through Creative Technologies and Practice

This interdisciplinary scoping study critically discusses the relationships between communities and their creative uses of digital technologies: the nature of this use, its impact on the formation and sustenance of communities, and the potential this holds for social change. Read more

Researching with Communities

This project seeks to determine the extent to which complexity theory might offer the most effective means for understanding how communities can be successfully engaged in and with academic research. Read more

Architecture >< Community

This scoping study looks at the role architecture plays in humanities research into the cohesion and/or disintegration of communities. Read more

Youth and Community: Connections and Disconnections

This literature scoping project engaged with a series of issues concerning the ‘connectedness’ of young people with their communities and community agencies. Read more

Connected Health and Social Care Communities

“Health and Social Care Community” can be used to describe shared identity, organisation and purpose in relation to governance, professional groupings, practices and user-based activities. Interconnectedness within and between communities require interrogation if “communities” and their ability to sustain and change are to be understood. Read more

Historicising Contemporary Civic Connection

This project, Historicising Contemporary Civic Connection (HCCC), sought to capitalise on historical frameworks for understanding contemporary issues around community and civic engagement. Read more

The involvement of children and young people in research within the criminal justice area

This review focuses on the evidence of participation of children and young people (CYP) in, and with, criminal justice research. Read more

Communities in Crisis

This research review aims to understand, from a variety of perspectives and contexts, how, why and with what effects and impacts communities develop qualities of self-reliance, resilience and empowerment in times of crisis. Read more

Communities in care: A scoping review to establish the relationship of community to the lives of looked after children and young people

The review set out to establish what is known currently about the relationship between “community” and “looked after children and young people” (LACYP) and the corresponding implications for future research. Read more