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Cave has been appointed by Hastings Borough Council to work with Groundwork South, the council and the community on a new sustainable, community built visitor centre in Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve. The new facility will aim to educate visitors about this unique part of the Jurassic coastline…
Good participation is when community, market and politics work together and collaborate to create the setting for place, the stage for daily life to happen. As practitioners, we need to ‘create’ inclusive design processes that allow local people to play a clear and direct role in informing changes in their own environment and making decisions throughout the projects development.
Our guest blogger this month is Melissa Lacide of the Empathy Collective. Melissa took on the challenge of consulting the diverse community of the Putney Vale Estate as part of her Masters (which she passed with distinction!) on Sustainable Development at Kingston University. Cave met Shirley of the Putney Vale Residents Association at a research… Read more »
On Friday, 23rd March, The Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health and South Cambridgeshire’s MP, officially opened the newly refurbished Gamlingay Eco Hub. The new community centre is one of the early projects to receive support from The Glass-House, and throughout its development has been a true community led project. It… Read more »
‘Good places are never bought off the shelf, but arise in an inclusive process built on local ideas, imagination and aspiration’(00:/, 2011, p.181) Since October last year Cave has started a fantastic collaboration with The Glass-House, community led design. Vera has started the AHRC funded collaborative PhD at the University of Sheffield. 3 years of… Read more »
Recently Cave teamed up with the charity The Glass-House to help them with a tour of sustainable community buildings, for a collection of diverse community groups who were interested in starting similar projects themselves. First stop was The London Wildlife Trusts, Centre for Wildlife Gardening in Peckham. Built in 1992 the centre is an award… Read more »
Happy new year! It’s been a fantastically busy start to the new year in the Cave office. We have been busy with our first Straw Bale extension, playing with adventure playgrounds, working with the Bat Conservation trust and making plans to Paint the Town Green! Vera and I were lucky enough to be invited to… Read more »