Welcome to our Cities Programme.

The Neighbourhood School in Barking and Dagenham in East London is home to our courses for cities and regions wishing to explore establishing similar systems to scale up practical participation in their cities and neighbourhoods.

We have designed a number of different courses to support cities during different stages of development, understanding that it can take anywhere between 6 and 18 months to develop a large-scale project of this kind. Pulling together the partnerships and funding for innovation at this scale requires an in-depth understanding of how the systems work. Our programme is aimed at supporting cities from initial interest through to training your local teams to build your participation systems in your own context.

The programme consists of development phases for which we offer consultancy support. At the end of the development phases you will know if it large initiative is feasible in your city.

The training phase starts when you are ready to start your initiate, have built your partnerships and raised your finances and have recruited your core kickstart team of 5 - 10 people. Our Cities Programme will train your team to further build your infrastructures and execute the ecosystem building strategy. Over 6 months you will be fully immersed in the Every One Every Day team in Barking and Dagenham, learning all aspects of building participatory ecosystems. Each person on the course will have a mentor to guide their work and shape their time according to their ongoing role in their team.   

More information on the curriculum will be available soon. In the meantime please contact katherine@participatorycity.org.