What we’re trying to do might be of interest – we’re extending current community organising in our town into a new neighbourhood and joining it with local business and the council. Using this joined up voice we’re setting in place capability to do ongoing economic & neighbourhood planning.
For our initial plan, we’re looking at three aspects:
1) development led & supported through a non-profit community hub & social/digital co-working space
2) Physical realm improvements & their economic benefit (eg Pocket Parks, community planting etc)
3) exploration of a “community supported business improvement district (BID)” to see if the concept works and we can join community voices into a BID.
Hopefully that’ll provide some models that can be re-used.
Anyone doing anything similar?