Kevin on the Neighbourhoods blog brings our attention to a local free conference that I think looks interesting.
The blurb for the conference says (in part):
This free one-day conference, bringing together academics and practitioners, seeks to explore the implications of the new governance of neighbourhoods. What does it mean to focus on communities of place, as our communities become increasingly diverse? What does it mean to designate particular populations, such as Gypsy/Travellers, as “hard to reach” in these new regimes of governance? How should agencies respond to these new imperatives? How should researchers be engaging with this practice? How can residents be empowered to respond to these agendas, without their own agendas being lost? What are the dangers of empowering communities in this way, when minority concerns (including the concerns of invisible minorities, like housed Gypsies or new European migrants) can be marginalised?
Unfortunately I’ll be away that day (15 April), but if you fancy it then, more details here.