Community 21: social networking and neighbourhood planning toolbox for sustainable communities

Gant, Nick and Gittins, Teresa (2011) Community 21: social networking and neighbourhood planning toolbox for sustainable communities Action in rural Sussex (AirS); University of Brighton, UK.

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Abstract

Community 21 is a joint initiative between University of Brighton and The Rural Community Council Network led by Action in Rural Sussex. Co-directed by Nick Gant (UOB) and Teresa Gittins (AiRS) Community21 takes the form of an online ‘toolbox’, social networking and data management system that facilitates community networking and participation, data gathering and innovative community led planning processes. It’s primary aim is to practically facilitate sustainability (social, economic and environmental) through methodological approaches that connect individuals and communities in a an ‘open innovation’, ‘multi-local society’ of active communities of practice. The project sits within the context of new and emerging ‘localism’ and planning legislation formed by previous, and the current coalition government, and within participatory, co-design and sustainable design debates.

Item Type: Other form of assessable output
Subjects: K000 Architecture, Building and Planning
L000 Social Sciences
W000 Creative Arts and Design
Faculties: Faculty of Arts
Depositing User: Nicholas Gant
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 12:35
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 13:53
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/10002

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