Where We Live Now is a series of activities centred on the theme of place and place-based policymaking conducted by the British Academy.
It incorporates analysis, events, a microsite, policy workshops, and case studies. This project was led by Dame Fiona Reynolds Hon FBA (Master, Emmanuel College, Cambridge) and Deborah Lamb (Deputy Chief Executive, Historic England), and was overseen by an expert working group and the Academy’s Public Policy Committee.
Where We Live Now: Perspectives on place and policy - offers a collection of essays, case studies and artwork exploring the way place, from our streets to our cinemas, affects our lives. The contributions look at a range of subjects from poetry and art to segregation, social media and mental health.
Where We Live Now: Making the case for place-based policy - sets out the key project findings, notably from a set of roundtable workshops in Manchester, Cornwall, Cardiff and London. These ‘Productivity+’ roundtables provided an opportunity to consider the qualitative analysis of, and creative solutions to, place-based growth, moving beyond solely economic concepts to encompass well-being, culture and the environment.
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