00 Youth Engagement - Knowles West / by Nick Ierodiaconou

Recently 00 ran a series of explorative engagement events to connect local young people to the process of creating a Neighbourhood Regeneration Framework for Knowles West in Bristol (commissioned by Urban Initiatives and Bristol City Council). As part of this project, we collaborated with local organisations and reached out to existing initiatives that already work with children and young people, many of which fall in the category of hard-to-reach youth. Apart from testing the emerging Regeneration Framework propositions from the perspective of young people through qualitative interviews and creative workshops, we aimed to start a longer process to enable co-design and co-production for public realm projects and youth facilities, in partnership with local organisations. We are currently exploring the second phase of this engagement work which will include capacity-building and on-the-ground project design.