Civil Society Connections

These connections are to civil society groups and to individual bloggers who write in a personal capacity as urban commentators.

Groups are calssified as NGOs, think tanks, or community groups.

Please email us if you would like to add a connection of this type.


Localise West Midlands

Localise West Midlands is a think tank, campaign group and consultancy supporting the development of a more just and sustainable West Midlands.

Futures Network West Midlands

The Futures Network West Midlands (FNWM) comprises individuals from professional and academic backgrounds who have experience of and a commitment to strategic and spatial planning, with a particular interest in the West Midlands.

Energy Systems Catapult

Energy Systems Catapult was set up by Innovate UK to support British businesses to engage with the opportunities offered by today’s energy systems.

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

IIED supports the development of policies and programmes across the world, focusing on development issues such as urbanisation, climate change and food security.

African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC)

APHRC is a regional research centre, headquartered in Nairobi, researching urbanisation, population and health issues across Africa.

Social Life

Social Life is a social enterprise, researching the impact of changes in the built environment on communities.

Redes da Maré

Redes da MarĂ© is a network of civil society organisations working together to secure improve conditions in Rio’s favelas.

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival is an event that showcases drama from Latin America in the UK.

Latin American Women’s Rights Service

The London-based Latin American Women’s Rights Service works on supporting the rights of immigrant women from Latin America in the UK.

People’s Palace Projects

People’s Palace Projects is a participatory arts platform that engage communities in artistic explorations of social justice, human rights and other issues.

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