Academics at the University of Bradford alongside the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) have just published a new research report exploring how residents on two traditionally white estates participate within their communities. It is fascinating both for its content and methodology and relevant to the Pathways project on both accounts.
The findings in Bradford are of great interest to the research coming out across the Pathways project, and of particular interest to the inner city case-study in Leeds, another Yorkshire city where we are exploring participation on estates home to different degrees of deprivation and some socially excluded groups. Similarly to the Pathways project, the JRF research also used a form of participatory mapping to access different types of information from residents. It makes for an interesting read to see how the two research teams have used visual data in different ways.