How to govern differently

It seems that caring for other websites led me to neglect this personal one. So I’m belatedly documenting some of the intervening time, and–as I sometimes do–preparing a backdated post to keep things in some kind of chronological sequence.

When I first began work with the Jam and Justice team, the post was a 9-month filler, with a view to obtaining follow-on funding to develop some of the Linguistic DNA resources for use with schools. That funding application hit a couple of hiccoughs, and by the time I came to document my Jam and Justice work here, 8 months had already passed. Fortuitously, that role was extended and I closed out 2019 in a related role supporting Sheffield Urban Institute colleagues at the culmination of the four-year Realising Just Cities programme.

I’m really proud of what was achieved in that work (while recognising mine was a minor contribution), so I’m going to embed a couple of the key outputs–reports written for a general audience. The header image is by the fab Rachael McNiven of Seventy-Seven Creations, who turned round the design job for the RJC UK report at speed, while generating this cartoon-style portrait of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective.

Although I have moved on to other pastures, I’m still keen to share what I learned about co-production, how cities are organised and how power can be shared. So don’t be shy to ask questions.

How can we govern cities differently?
The promise and practices of co-production
(Download PDF report from Jam and Justice.)

Summing up the scale and scope of the action research.

Realising Just Cities UK: An overview of activity

Use the “full screen” icon (far right of box) to expand your view.

The same report is also available as an interactive flipbook on Note that is a commercial enterprise so you will see adverts alongside the interactive report.

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