Are you working on a project concerning the built environment?

Do you want to engage or collaborate with local communities? 

Are you passionate about empowering people and giving them a voice?

I work with groups / societies, charities, and public and private sector organisations to facilitate community engagement and collaboration.

Programmes are tailored to your needs, whether that is for educational value or linked to a specific development where community engagement and consultation are statutory requirements. I work across all project types including:

  • Historical or community interest projects
  • Understanding stakeholder values and priorities
  • Community-led design / regeneration
  • Heritage-led design / regeneration
  • Participatory design / Co-design
I can provide a full service or a combination of the following at a level to suit your needs and budget
  • Programme design
  • Implementation (i.e. facilitating workshops and data collection)
  • Data analysis
  • Interpretation
  • Reporting / presentation

“This project was the very best thing that happened to me during the Lockdown. Something completely different to my usual life. Thank you for the opportunity.”

“Such a great project to take part in. The outcome looks amazing…”

“Since the project I have looked at that area in a completely different light and have really enjoyed walking the streets with the old maps and comparing then to now.”

Rediscovering the lost streets of Victorian Burmantofts and Sheepscar – in partnership with Leeds Libraries and Leeds Museums and Galleries

This project involved working with Leeds residents to enhance the online photographic archive Leodis. Using historic resources we mapped the location of the demolished Victorian streets and provided social history case studies to complement the collection. 

A series of talks and interactive online workshops were scheduled over a 4 month period, and the findings are available online and in an exhibition at Abbey House Museum.

See the first blog about the project here and read more about my social history research services here

Shops on Harehills Road

Back-to-back houses and their communities in 21st century Leeds

This project engages both former and current residents of Harehills to create a shared understanding of the houses, neighbourhood and communities. Celebrating the architecture, the neighbourhood’s social history and its present life gives residents the opportunity to consider their aspirations for the place as we move through the 21st century.  Could action now ensure these are delivered?

Engagement methods include questionnaires, interviews, focus groups and participatory design workshops.