The successful Urban Living Partnership pilot projects commenced in June 2016. Each pilot recently completed a six month progress report (January 2017) for the Partnership and Advisory Group to highlight work progressed, challenges identified and also opportunities that have arisen throughout their diagnostic stage. The below provides a brief overview of work completed.
The UrbanID project has built a core cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary team bringing together public and private sector practitioners from across the Bristol urban area with academics from the University of Bristol and University of the West of England. The project has:
Further details on the Bristol pilot.
Previously named the Newcastle and Gateshead Urban Living Partnership Pilot, the Newcastle City Futures (NCF) project is divided into four phases:
Data and case studies have been visualised and presented to different stakeholders to enable dialogue between sectors increase challenge understanding and opportunities that arise;
Further information can be found at Newcastle City Futures and on their YouTube playlist.
Over the last six months, the TRUE project has embedded productive working practices of the partnership, built an effective understanding of the relevance of the project and its ability to meet city priorities with their core partner at Leeds City Council and set up the work streams in subgroups to effectively deliver the research. TRUE have also:
Further information on the Leeds TRUE project.
York City have undertaken stakeholder consultation which alongside existing work has identified the needs, challenges and gaps of the following work packages:
Further information can be found at YCEO.
Urban Living Birmingham (ULB) aims to catalyse and transform the provision of urban services and governance, producing better outcomes for people. It seeks to transform citizens into co-creators and co-innovators of urban services, and to transform the City Council from services provider to services facilitator.
Six analysis techniques have been deployed by ULB within the projects first six months for the purposes of creating a holistic understanding of Birmingham and identifying their critical challenges.
The second stage of the project will focus on exploring the interdependent nature of the challenges identified during the first six months and understanding end-user innovation and city systems. The focus will be on identifying opportunities for innovation that will produce better outcomes for people living and working in Birmingham.
Further details on the Birmingham pilot.