NANM Newswire 4 June 2014: A new event, findings of the NANM survey, a blog on private renting and the usual mix of neighbourhood news and snippets from across the web.
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Wednesday 4 June 2014

What's new? An event, survey results, a blog on private renting and a move to the cloud.

We've got a share and learn event coming up, 'Accountability, Localism and Co-production: Research into action', which NANM is co-hosting with the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham. See below for more information and details of how to book your place.

Belatedly, for which apologies, we've analysed responses to the NANM quick network survey. There is a brief summary on the NANM website, where you can also download a slightly longer summary (still only five pages). It'd be great to hear your responses, either in comments on the website or direct to the NANM team. Read more here.

As mentioned in the last Newswire we were surprised at how the private rented sector was identified as a barrier to improving housing and the local environment by all of the participants taking part in a recent study visit for Big Local residents interested in exploring ways to improve housing. We've written a blog on the issues and solutions that were explored during the event as well as thrown up during research afterwards (including suggestions from network members in response to the request in the last Newswire - for which thanks). Read the blog here.

Finally, some of you will have noticed that we are using Mailchimp for this mailing. This is part of NANM's 'move into the cloud'. We hope we've anticipated and ironed out any glitches in the transfer, but if your Newswire looks odd please let us know!

We hope you enjoy this Newswire. Do let us know if you have news or opinions to share.

Ben, Paul and Sarah
The NANM team

Share and Learn Event

Accountability, Localism and Co-production: Research into Action

NANM is co-hosting this Share and Learn Event with the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham. It is an opportunity for people to share their stories of experimenting with decentralisation, co-production and other new and risky things. It is for people who want to come together to tell of their joys and frustrations. We have story tellers from Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, and beyond!

This event is being held on Tuesday 8 July, 10.00 - 16.00, in Birmingham.

To find out more and book your place, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Neighbourhoods in the news

Big Local Plan: Reflections on the journey

In this short video various members of the Kingswood and Hazel Leys Big Local partnership reflect on what they’ve learnt through the process of forming a partnership and developing their Big Local plan. Watch the video here.

Neighbourhoods interact online in Toronto was set up to ‘extend the traditional neighbourhood experience through the utilisation of modern technology and the internet’. It is a neighbourhood business and social network and so connects businesses and professionals with the neighbourhoods they serve. You can talk about key issues, make friends, create change as well as bull, sell and rent things with your neighbours. Read more here.

Web miscellany

Citizen-led growth in Detroit

Lots has been written about the decline of Detroit. This article focuses on the way Detroit’s citizens are working together to create new opportunities and a different kind of growth. Includes a range of inspiring examples.

The changing streets of New York

Short film (from StreetFilms) capturing some of the changes in New York’s streets that happened whilst Jannette Sadik-Khan was in post as New York’s transportation commissioner. [The new administration is continuing this focus, and looking to Sweden to learn from its Vision Zero approach to road safety. Read more here.]

Community led development

Chris Brown considers how public sector procurement practices need to change for them to support community led development, and some examples of where it is already happening.

London Mapper: A social atlas of London

The London Mapper website aims to show existing data in a new light. Over time it will grow as a repository for a wide range of maps, visualisations and analyses on London, providing comprehensive insights into the state of poverty and inequality in the capital. Professor Danny Dorling explains the thinking behind the site.
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