Inspirations

Anything can happen, the tallest towers
Be overturned, those in high places daunted,
Those overlooked regarded.

Seamus Heaney, 2018

Inspiration posted on 10/10/2018

Inspirations

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new”

Socrates

Inspiration posted on 10/10/2018

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https://neweconomics.org/2018/09/whats-the-point-of-community-land-trusts?mc_cid=8a8016361d&mc_eid=ad10799818

What is the point of Community Land Trusts?

Inspiration posted on 10/10/2018

Inspirations

“In the varied topography of professional practice, there is a high, hard  ground overlooking a swamp.  On the high ground, manageable problems lend themselves to solutions through the use of research­ based theory and technique.  In the swampy lowlands, problems are messy and confusing  and incapable of technical solution.  The irony of this situation is that the problems of the high ground tend to be relatively unimportant to individuals or society at large, however great their technical interest may be, while  in the swamp lie the problems of greatest human concern.  The practitioner is confronted with a choice. Shall he remain on the high ground where he can solve relatively unimportant problems according to his standards of rigour, or shall he descend to the swamp of important problems where he cannot be rigorous in any way he  knows how to describe”.

Donald Alan Schön (1930–1997)

Inspiration posted on 10/10/2018

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“Make what matters count” – Happy City in Bristol offer a revolutionary place-based model of change that put the wellbeing of current and future generations centre stage. New measures of progress and training for projects and campaigns to help embed them into how places work. Check out their website and youtube channel – be inspired!

Happy City, Bristol

Inspiration posted on 09/06/2018

Inspirations

Where are the rebels now? “How radical can you be when you’re living with your mum until your 30. London will fucking kill you. It has become an economically walled city. I do feel for them. When I was growing up there were cracks you could operate in – squatting for instance. I think young people have to get over the London thing and think about new places of creative growth.”

Don Letts, 2018

Inspiration posted on 09/06/2018

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Guardian

Inspiration posted on 08/22/2018

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https://www.citylab.com/

Inspiration posted on 08/22/2018

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“It is the duty of leaders to create more leaders, not more followers”

Ralph Nader

Inspiration posted on 08/22/2018

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“The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is one of the most precious, yet most neglected, of our human rights'”  David Harvey

David Harvey

Inspiration posted on 04/26/2016

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CO Scaffolding Diagram

CO Scaffolding

Inspiration posted on 01/11/2016

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CoCo15

Inspiration posted on 06/09/2015

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Granby Community Land Trust

Inspiration posted on 06/09/2015

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“The Great Society is not a safe harbor, a resting place, a final objective, a finished work. It is a challenge constantly renewed, beckoning us toward a destiny where the meaning of our lives matches the marvellous products of our labour.“
Lyndon Johnson

Lyndon Johnson

Inspiration posted on 05/11/2015

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Hastings Pier

Inspiration posted on 05/11/2015

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“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still”
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Inspiration posted on 05/11/2015

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The road to Jericho…

Inspiration posted on 05/11/2015

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“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs – ask yourself what makes you come alive – and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”. Howard Thurman, 1899-1981

Howard Thurman

Inspiration posted on 05/11/2015

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The frontiers of the possible are not determined by the limits of the actual.”
Ruben Alvez, Brazilian theologian

Ruben Alvez

Inspiration posted on 05/11/2015