社區參與式公園管理

長久以來,這類社區型公園都是由所屬行政區的「公園與綠地」Park and Green Space”部門負責管理維護,居民僅是公園使用者,除了遵守基本的使用規定,居民缺乏管道參與公園管理,或對公園的議題發聲。近年來由於政府預算減少,地方政府鼓勵居民主動參與公園的維護和管理,將以往公部門「為民服務」work “for” residents 轉型為「與民合作」work “with” residents。預期的好處包含:讓公園更符合居民的使用需求、善用並強化社會資本、凝聚社區力量、節省公部門的人力和費用支出。

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LSx-新年度專案與M&E簡介

去年九月回台灣參加浩然結訓,重新申請簽證,十月中再度來到倫敦。相較於去年,這個時節氣溫明顯低了許多,好似秋天匆匆離去,冬天急著降臨。撰寫報告的這幾天,倫敦剛好都在下雪。

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Reclaim our streets – 100 days of peace

After the Mayoral assembly on 25th April, the competition for the four candidates almost came to the end, not surprisingly, Boris Johnson (the candidate of Conservative party) won on 3rd May. He has the opportunity to prove that he will keep his words to work with Citizens on the five agenda in the coming four years that he promised in front of 2,500 people, 230 institutions on the assembly.

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組織者的平衡練習–Diaspora Peoples’ Assembly

生活在異國卻仍然擁有自己的文化,生活在這裡卻同時在他方,這就是Diaspora的流離處境。作為倫敦的移民,他們擁有自己的文化與語言,但是同時他們也將自己視為倫敦的一份子而生活,這一場大會就是要正式的宣示這種生活樣態,並且要求得到尊重。不同的少數族裔透過連結而取得要求與政府談判的權力,在特定的政策上,要求具體進展。

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Active Listening – the One-to-ones practice

In community organising, the 121 is the development of relationships, the organizers can not only identify the issue though the conversation but also understand the most important value and stories in our life. When we could connect people relationally, every steps we march are no longer just the progress of business, but the connection between the neighborhood.

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