Like most participants I came away from UKGovCamp this weekend fizzing with ideas and enthusiasm. I’ll post my thoughts over the next few weeks about various parts of the weekend. Firstly, I wanted to look at the morning session I attended on Saturday, which was co-hosted by Anthony Zacharzewski of the Democratic Society and Catherine Howe from Public-i.
The session was based around the We Live Here work they are doing at the moment on the Creative Councils programme funded by Nesta. We were asked to look at the ways that neighbourhoods can be viewed as networks of networks and especially how characterising them in this way can refresh democratic engagement.
So, not lacking in ambition then.