Designed to Scale Mass Participation to Build Resilient Neighbourhoods

Small, fragmented, low frequency participation will not transform neighbourhoods.
Is local participation at scale possible and does it hold the potential to improve people’s lives and make lasting positive change? The Open Works research project aimed to test if a platform approach could scale up the new type of ‘participation culture’ that has emerged over the last 6 – 10 years. It aimed to discover if a high density of this type of micro participation activity, built into the fabric of everyday life, has the potential to aggregate and combine to achieve lasting long term change, both for individuals and for neighbourhoods.

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