Thoughts about Clear Village’s future – by Thomas Ermacora

As 2015 draws to a close, I would like to share a number of reflections on how I see Clear Village developing in the years ahead. The first theme I would like to touch on is the relationship between participatory design and technology. Until now Clear Village has been viewed primarily as a participatory placemaking […]

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Best practice in supporting bottom-up placemaking – by Robin Houterman

In July we wrote about our view on the key messages from the Future of Places conferences in Stockholm. We talked about the emergence of new models of delivering public space in which newly emerging actors play a key role. With new technologies that facilitate these models becoming accessible to more and more people, we […]

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Local Centres Regeneration Toolkit Online!

The Local Centres Regeneration Toolkit we developed together with Opportunity Sutton is now accessible online. Sutton’s town centres and high streets, much like others in the UK, face the challenge of declining attractiveness, vacant spaces and loss of customers. The aim of the toolkit is to offer guidance to community groups, trader associations and others in […]

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Clear Village develops High Street Regeneration Toolkit

We are happy to report that Clear Village has been commissioned to develop an online toolkit to support community-led initiatives for High Streets in the London Borough of Sutton. Sutton’s High Streets, much like other High Streets in the UK, face the challenge of declining attractiveness, vacant spaces and loss of customers. The aim of […]

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Three concepts for resilience – by Thomas Ermacora

To launch the Voices series, I would like to discuss three concepts which lie at the heart of what we’re trying to achieve at Clear Village. They are, in a sense, the DNA of our organisation. I believe that they are also part of a wider trend in placemaking and point the way towards how […]

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Is the human brain operating at the village scale? – by Alice Holmberg

Human evolution does not roll itself out at fibre-optic speed. Quite on the contrary, we humans evolve extremely slowly with unrecognisable differences from generation to generation. Indeed many scientists across the board classify our neural structures still as a “stone-age brain”. What if it’s not so much that we are still club-swinging, lust-driven and grunting, […]

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November 2013

PROJECT NEWS PLACEMAKING AWARDS 2013 SHORTLISTED x2 We’re delighted to say that two of our projects have been shortlisted for the Placemaking Awards 2013, which “recognise and publicise projects, plans, people and organisations that are making places better”. Our Alley Links project was shortlisted for “public participation in planning”, while Small Works Hackney was selected […]

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CLEAR VILLAGE to redesign alleys with Tottenham community

We are very excited to announce that Design Council/CABE and the Friends of Down Lane Park have selected CLEAR VILLAGE as the design partner for the Alley Links project in Tottenham, northeast London. Alley Links is part of the Design Your Neighbourhood programme that matches community groups with local design organisations to provide expertise in […]

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MAKE YOUR SQUARE – 27 OCT!

  JOIN US FOR A DAY OF DESIGN & MAKING! We’ve asked you what you liked and what you were missing in your neighbourhood. Many of you have answered questionnaires and shared your opinions, and we are looking forward to more. Addressing the issues raised is going to be a process of many stages and […]

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CLEAR VILLAGE SEPTEMBER 2012 NEWSLETTER

make.helsinki GETTING IT DONE IN MAKESHOP 3! Despite competition from the beautiful summer weather, CLEAR VILLAGE and Demos Helsinki recently joined a good-size group of about twenty-five participants for the second of three workshops, collectively named, make.helsinki, at the World Design Capital pavilion in Helsinki, Finland. Where the first workshop identified locations and intervention potentials, the second workshop focused on design […]

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CLEAR VILLAGE JULY 2012 NEWSLETTER

LONDON SUMMER CLEAR VILLAGE & LONDON THIS SUMMER! From Hackney to Essex, in classrooms and workshops CLEAR VILLAGE is engaging community centers and working with landlords to make great changes in London this summer! Festival Village & Festival of the World, hosted by our friends from Tilt, opened it’s doors to great aplomb for the Olympic season. Congratulations to all […]

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Invitation to the next CLEAR VILLAGE project

Join forces for the walled kitchen garden a CLEAR VILLAGE project in cooperation with Imogen Heap Join us for an Open-Air Lab near London on September 22-28th! We invite all Clear-Village friends, members, experts and partners to participate in our first open-air lab near Romford (Essex, UK) to kickstart the restoration of an old neglected […]

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CLEAR VILLAGE NEWSLETTER

Conversazioni con il Futuro di Atina a CLEAR VILLAGE project in Mid Italy After our ‘Dynamic Dialogues’ process in Helsingborg and the ‘Repairing Broken Communities’ well-being analysis in a deprived area in Kiel earlier this year, CLEAR VILLAGE is carrying out its third main project in 2011 in a rural village in Italy.   The […]

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CLEAR VILLAGE in Germany

REPAIRING BROKEN COMMUNITIES CLEAR VILLAGE well-being analysis in North-Germany In April, CLEAR VILLAGE has been part of an urban regeneration project in a deprived area in Kiel, Germany, by bringing community involvement and engagement to a real estate refurbishment project.   What? Well-being Analysis Under the header ‘what Kieler want’, CLEAR VILLAGE ventured to Kiel to make […]

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