Nicola Hodgson, will be speaking tomorrow at Brighton University at a one day conference on “methodologies for engagement and four urban commons”. The day will bring together representatives, stakeholders and users of urban commons with experts in open space management and methods of public engagement. It is part of the “ Wastes and Strays project” funded by the
Art and Humanities council. Nicola will speak about good practice for developing ideas for the management of commons and in particular the need to identify the community interest in the land where there are statutory designations, and to ensure that the community have a voice in the process of protecting and managing the common as a unique place for everyone to enjoy.
The aims and objectives of the Wastes and Strays project are strongly supported by the Society and Nicola was an active participant at Newcastle university, to the inaugural Advisory Board meeting of the Wastes and Strays three year project earlier this year.