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.)
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 Issuu.com. Note that Issuu.com is a commercial enterprise so you will see adverts alongside the interactive report.