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Campaign work

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-17 13:46 -

Groups from civil society are campaigning and raising awareness on different issues so that people experiencing poverty are not discriminated and excluded from public spaces.

Homelessness & the Arts

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-17 13:30 -

An awareness-raising campaign that is trying to change the stereotypes surrounding homeless people in the UK through a combination of artwork, literature, film and media, and corporate presentations.

Awareness campaigns

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-17 13:25 -

Awareness is the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects and other goings-on that might be affecting you, either directly or indirectly.

Active citizenship

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-17 12:50 -

Active citizenship is about being involved in your community, having your say and taking part in decisions that affect you. Above all, it’s about people making things happen. This often means taking the opportunity to be actively involved in tackling the things that need to change around you. As a result you will be able to improve the quality of life in your local community as well as inspire others, locally or further afield, to take action and make change a reality.

Interactive workshops

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-17 09:45 -

Interactive workshops, in the context of creating awareness around certain topics (poverty, homosexuality, race), are extremely important for people of all ages, especially younger persons, since it helps to deepen understanding and knowledge as well as broaden people's minds by breaking down stereotypes and challenging issues considered "taboo" or "the norm".

Community gardens

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-17 09:21 -

Community gardens provide fresh produce and plants as well as satisfying labour, neighbourhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment. They are publicly functioning in terms of ownership, access, and management, as well as typically owned in trust by local governments or not-for-profit associations.

Co-working spaces

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-17 08:54 -

There are many financial, social and business-related reasons to join a co-working space. First, it is a means to promote flexibility and lower operating costs. Second, being surrounded by other independent workers with different skill-sets, networks and creative projects incubates creativity, innovation and meaningful business and social relationships. Third, it can decrease feelings of isolation often experienced by freelancers/small business owners as well as increase a sense of community and trust amongst peers.

Sustainable transport - bicycles

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-16 15:45 -

Cycling is increasingly recognised as a clean, sustainable mode of transport and an essential part of an inter-modal plan for sustainable urban travel. In the Netherlands and Denmark, the bicycle is one of the principal means of travel in the cities. Cycling can have many advantages as a short-distance means of travel in urban areas: it is environmentally friendly – without emissions and noise nuisance; provides cost-effective mobility, and offers an opportunity for health and physical fitness by regular exercise.

Use of abandoned buildings

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-16 15:31 -

The approach of using derelict land and widely abandoned buildings for new, sustainable growth in Europe has numerous advantages for all parts of society, including for the environment. Empty buildings are everywhere, making it important to push users to reuse existing resources, avoiding the construction of new buildings, land consumption or landscape pollution, and creating space for a more social, environmentally-friendly renewal and regeneration of a community.

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