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Greenbelt in the headlines

Whilst we support new home building – people have to live somewhere – we also think that a new holistic vision for England’s greenbelt is needed. Otherwise the greenbelt will be eroded away with unsustainable car-dependent housing developments. We want to see sustainable food growing, homes for land workers, and nature restoration – as well […]

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News October 2023

UAC is now in our fourth year.  Our initial core grant from Esmée Fairbairn has come to an end,  so we are pleased to report that we are still here (!) and evolving with a patchwork mix of projects, grants and contracts, and we are partners in a number of co-designed initiatives across the UK… more details

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An Oral History of the environmental movement

Latest News / July 2023 An Oral History of the Environmental Movement.  www.rhul.ac.uk/ohem  UAC’s Jeremy Iles is now working on an additional role with Royal Holloway, University of London.  Jeremy is part of a team undertaking a three-year oral history of the environmental movement. Work started on the project in September 2022 and the first interviews are now

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How to map neglected spaces for community-led growing – a FoE blog and UAC analysis

In April, Maddy (co-lead of UAC) was asked by Mary Stevens at Friends of the Earth experiments programme, to bring together evidence and reflect on the question of ‘How to map neglected spaces for community=led growing’. This will help to inform FoE’s Postcode Gardener project – which is developing a self-sustaining model for community-led cultivation

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Catch-up with UAC on YouTube

Since 2020 we’ve run a series of on-line workshops and PINGs (our Policy Influencers Network Groups) covering all sorts of useful topics, from planning, participatory mapping, soil and nutrition, amongst others. You can look back at the recordings of these on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXp0NTfplLmmvTWTYXSEvCQ/playlists?app=desktop https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXp0NTfplLmmvTWTYXSEvCQ/playlists?app=desktop

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