Environment & Sustainability

Research under this theme is exploring the importance of the environment for community life and explores environmental challenges with communities.

Universities, Cities & Communities: Co-Creating Urban Living Report

How can cities engage with their their citizens to address longstanding issues and open up new possibilities?   This report brings together projects from the Connected Communities Programme and Urban Living Partnership, in order to address the question of urban engagement. Read more

Hydrocitizenship Case Study Websites

These four websites form case studies of the Hydrocitizenship project and provide an array of information and resources about the work of the project on a local level. Read more

Activating the archive: rethinking the role of traditional archives for local activist projects

This article explores the way archival material has the potential to become a core component of activism, through an evaluation of an AHRC-funded collaborative research project on the histories and futures of local food in Liverpool. Read more

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Part of the London Festival of Architecture. Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (as part of their Connected Communities Festival), Middlesex University and the research project ‘Hydrocitizenship’. Video produced by Sara Penrhyn Jones & sound by Richard Gott. Huge thanks to photographer and artist Michelle Claire (MIA) for allowing the use of her still photographs. Read more

Climate Friendly Food CIC

The main aim of the project was to explore how engaging local communities with the changing patterns of urban food production might contribute to current grassroots efforts within Liverpool to raise awareness around current food issues. Read more

Eleanor Rees Local Food Poetry, Video

Eleanor Rees reads some of her poetry written as a response to the Memories of Mr. Seel’s Garden project which researched the history of local food production in Liverpool. Read more

Revolutionising our understanding of Southwell, Video

Southwell Archaeology is a multi-period, interdisciplinary fieldwork project investigating the historic minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire in its wider landscape setting. Read more

Cowkeeping in Liverpool: Video

Local historian Duncan Scott talks about the dairy heritage of Liverpool at the Memories of Mr. Seel’s Garden final event at the Bluecoat Centre in Liverpool. Read more

Diasporic Film in Communities

The Diasporic Film in Communities project set out to critically examine the role of Diasporic film culture in Diasporic communities through an exploration of three postcolonial publics (African-Caribbean, Chinese and South Asian). Read more

Linking Communities to Historic Environments: A research review summary

The Linking Communities to Historic Environments (LCHE) research review assessed the broad range of projects and approaches that state-related organisations and civil society heritage bodies apply to engaging people with the historic environment. Read more