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July 2019

Community wealth building introduction

July 12 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 5:00 pm
Manchester/London

Introduction to community wealth building is a half-day training course for people wanting to learn about the theory and practice behind community wealth building, and how they can get involved in the growing movement. Book now for the following dates: Manchester Friday 12th July 2019 – book Wednesday 21st August 2019 – book Thursday 29th August 2019- book London Monday 22nd July 2019 – book Friday 23 August 2019 – book Friday 30 August 2019- book This session costs £100 including VAT. The training will focus on four…

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September 2019

TCPA and Northern Heartlands Network Launch: Re:Place

September 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Durham Town Hall, Durham, DH1 3NJ

The TCPA and Northern Heartlands invite you to the launch of Please join us to create a new national network, bringing together the arts and planning to share ideas and make better places. Open to all interested, individuals and organisations. The launch will be followed by a performance of Land of Promise, journeying through three and half centuries of radical writing and song about the connection between art, social justice and the living environment. The launch event is free, and reduced price tickets for Land…

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Talking about poverty in the media

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Poverty Alliance, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6PH

Winning hearts and minds in the fight against poverty. This session will explore public attitudes towards poverty and share the latest research on how to build support for the solutions to tackle it. It will be full of practical tips you can employ to effectively win hearts and minds. The insights are based on research undertaken by the Frameworks Institute who interviewed 20,000 people across the UK and tested different ways of talking about poverty. The morning will also include…

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National permaculture convergence 2019

September 6 - September 8
Hill End Activity Centre, Oxford

The national permaculture convergence is returning to the fields in 2019. We'll be at Hill End - an activity centre with 65 peaceful acres. On the outskirts of Oxford, there's camping, dormitories and lots of spaces to meet onsite. "A place of possibilities," they say on their website. The convergence is bound to be a thriving hub of ideas, networking and sharing of knowledge. There will be chances for dancing and for research and learning. We hope people from all areas…

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Unleash the power of procurement

September 10
Manchester

Procurement has a reputation as a dull and bureaucratic exercise carried out by the risk averse. This session will de-bunk this myth and highlight the key role that procurement can play in building community wealth and achieving greater economic, social and environmental value for local places and people Book now for the following dates: Tuesday 10th September 2019 – book This session costs £100 including VAT. All sessions take place in Manchester. The training will focus on four main themes: Introduction:…

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TCPA seminar: Healthy New Towns – lessons for new large-scale development

September 10 @ 12:30 pm
TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AS

In 2015 NHS England launched its Healthy New Towns project to explore how new places could be designed so that they support and encourage healthier ways of living, and provide new types of health care services that address 21st century health challenges. Ten places in England were selected to be 'demonstrator sites'. The places were all very different but each was in the process of planning and building large number of new homes and facilities. The Healthy New Towns programme provided opportunities…

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Social Integration and Inequality in London

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LSE CAMPUS, VENUE TBC TO TICKETHOLDERS

London is one of the most diverse and progressive cities in the world, but rapid change means social cohesion is being put to the test like never before. In discussion with Afua Hirsch, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will state why it’s essential that London is a city for all of us. Afua Hirsch (@afuahirsch) is a writer, journalist and broadcaster and is the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism and Communication at USC. She is a columnist for the Guardian, and appears regularly…

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TCPA UK Study Tour 2019

September 11 @ 10:00 am - September 12 @ 5:30 pm
York Railway Station, Station Road, York, YO24 1AB

This 2-day tour will explore past and future innovations in the design and renewal of neighbourhoods and new communities through key projects in Yorkshire and North East England. The tour will start at 10am Wednesday 11th September at York railway station and end by 5.30pm Thursday 12th September back at York railway station.  The agenda includes six exciting site visits: 1. New Earswick, York 2. Gateshead Innovation Village 3. Newcastle Upon Tyne - Byker - Ouseburn - Newcastle Gateshead Quayside 4. Smith’s Dock,…

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Welfare Rights Conference 2019

September 12
University of Manchester Innovation Centre, Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9NT

Social security in Brexit Britain: navigating a changing landscape This year’s conference focuses on the impact of Brexit and continuing uncertainty on EU citizens to help advisers navigate this difficult territory. It also highlights effective ways to challenge decisions, including through judicial review. As always, there will be updates on the latest developments - including the treatment of mixed-age couples and the latest position on the migration of people onto universal credit - as well as an opportunity to hear…

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The Case of Affordable Housing: a global perspective on financing and institutional ownership

September 12 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
The Bartlett UCL at Here East, 8-9 East Bay Lane Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London E15 2GW

Organised by the UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management with the support of Bartlett 100, celebrating The Bartlett's cententary year.  This conference will bring together academics and a wide range of industry stakeholders to explore global case studies focused on new tools and models for financing affordable housing, working towards viable solutions for the UK and beyond. Lack of affordable housing can have a significant impact on productivity and economic growth worldwide, and can lead to increased segregation and inequality within…

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