Focus on impact with +Acumen – by Robin Houterman

In my previous post I wrote about the increasing importance of measuring impact and how new technologies could support this. This post goes back to the practice of measuring impact and the methodologies for doing so. Five members of the CLEAR VILLAGE team, myself included, just completed the +Acumen “Making Sense of Social Impact” course. […]

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Measuring impact real-time: How new data technologies could help us demonstrate our impact – by Robin Houterman

As described in a recent Working Paper by the Third Sector Research Centre, third sector organisations are making more and more of an effort to measure their impact on individuals, communities and society as a whole. Presumably, as is suggested in the Working Paper, this is a result of an (perceived) increased pressure to demonstrate […]

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Towards the crowd-sourced city vision? – by Robin Houterman

Participatory planning on the neighbourhood level has been experimented with, and in some cities established practice, for many years. Next Hamburg has taken participatory planning to the next scale, experimenting with crowd-sourcing a vision for 2030 on the city level. Since January 2013, they have been replicating the experiment in Bangalore. Next Hamburg’s goal is […]

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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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Tottenham residents show their creativity at Our Alleys Labs

We’re thrilled to report that CLEAR VILLAGE has just come off an incredibly successful series of Labs at the old Lloyds Pharmacy space on Tottenham High Rd. Now we’re sitting back and reflecting – along with our local community partners the Friends of Down Lane Park – on all the inspiring ideas that over 150 […]

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