This report from the Institute for Community Studies explores how policies and interventions for local economic development have affected communities in England, in order to support a true realisation of the Chancellor’s commitment to ‘ensure no region is left behind’ (HMG, March 2021). The research aims to understand what works for UK communities – and what doesn’t.
Why don’t they ask us? The role of communities in levelling up
The Levelling Up White Paper brought the term ‘social infrastructure’ out of the shadows. But what does it mean, and why is it important? Richard Harries shares his thoughts.
This panel discussion reflects on the findings of a review of UKRI’s Citizen Science Exploration Grant-funded projects, and explores ways to support participatory research approaches.
Dr Steve Scott describes UKRI’s journey in supporting citizen science, working to enable diverse groups to participate with, and collaborate in, the research and innovation process.
Helen Goulden OBE, CEO of The Young Foundation, reflects on future of participatory research in policymaking.
Dr. Marc Kuchner, Chief Science Officer at NASA, reflects on his organisation’s extensive work using citizen science approaches.
How is citizen science being used, what’s the view on the ground, and what does it take to share good practice and scale up?
Professor Tim Spector shares insights from the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the ZOE Health Study – which provided data in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hearing from young people around the UK, this short film reflects on their civic journeys to becoming active citizens – and explores the change that’s needed to increase engagement.
28 February 2023
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Join us to explore the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s 15-Minute Neighbourhoods Framework.