I am Chief Executive of Participatory City Foundation, an initiative that will start to build a large urban Demonstration Neighbourhood in a London borough (of 200,000+ residents) in early 2017. Working closely with the local authority and many other collaborators the intention is that over a 5 year period this neighbourhood will become a model of equality, wellbeing and sustainability.
For the last 6 years I have been researching and prototyping new ways to support widespread practical participation, the kind of participation that works with the fabric of daily life.
Local people have been inventing unique and innovative projects across the globe. Taken together these projects paint a picture of a different kind of neighbourhood - where positive effects are generated - by everyone, for everyone - in the course of going about their daily lives.
A little bit about my background
Chief Executive of Participatory City Foundation
Co-founder and Editor in Chief - Community Lover's Guide to the Universe
Guest lecturer - Saïd Business School - Oxford University, Labgov - LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli - Rome and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs - Brown University.
Fellow - The RSA
Director of Project 00, Lambeth Council - Co-operative Council team for The Open Works, named 50 New Radicals 2014 with Civic Systems Lab, Chair of the RSA Fellowship Council, Co-founder Civic Systems Lab, Lecturer at Chichester University MA Education, member of International Mind, Brain and Education Society.