Coalitions for Change 1: shaping the coalition
How can we share our knowledge and power to change our city-region for the better?
In 2016, Jam and Justice created its Action Research Collective—engaged citizens who want to effect real and empowering change in Greater Manchester. We are practitioners, activists, decision-makers, leaders and academics. Together we are learning by doing about how we can co-produce urban change. We are experimenting with new ways of tackling big challenges in our neighbourhoods and across the city-region, whether climate change or care at home.
In 2019, we want to connect with others to build coalitions that outlive our experiments. By exchanging what we have learnt with organisations and individuals in Greater Manchester, we will be in a better place to call for action on how to co-produce the city. We want to know what else is going on, what we have collectively learnt and what this means for acting together in the future. We dream of Greater Manchester modelling inclusion, a city-region where decision-making is shared with all its citizens. We hope to co-produce a call for action, and to work towards pioneering Greater Manchester as a leading example of a co-productive city.
The first event is for people who live or work in Greater Manchester and have experience of co-production (which might be as simple as having participated in one of our action research projects).
Spaces for this event are limited, so we're asking people to register interest in the process as a whole. (There will be further events in March and July.)