Rob Annable, a social media architect (oh yes) is about to launch a new project for public consultation on community plans:
A few weeks ago, Birmingham City Council put out an invitation to tender for an extremely innovative and ambitious proposal that would allow the residents of Lozells to comment on the plans for their community through a dedicated virtual environment. The bespoke software was required to be accessible both on and offline, allow the user to explore their neighbourhood in 3D, adjust the model themselves and make comparisons between design options then submit feedback to inform the next stage of development. It should show varying levels of detail, from the widest to the smallest and it should be ready to go in a matter of weeks.
For more see here.
This sounds like a good example of architects engaging with the communities they are working with. Good stuff, Rob.
I tried posting to this and got short thrift. Clearly 30 years interest in the built environment of the area with a record of local engagement across the community isn’t a qualification to participate in this particular conversation. Vexed of Handsworth/Lozells! Simon B
Good article, thank you, Rob!