During the spring of 2020 a series of webinars were hosted by PPR to explore different themes related to the potential building of genuinely affordable and sustainable housing on the former Mackie's site in West Belfast. This is the report of what was discussed at the session on architecture, which took place on 30 April 2020.
During the spring of 2020 a series of webinars were hosted by PPR to explore different themes related to the potential building of genuinely affordable and sustainable housing on the former Mackie's site in West Belfast. This is the report of what was discussed at the session on planning, which took place on 7 May 2020.
We're calling on telecommunications industry leaders to work swiftly with Dáil Éireann and the Northern Ireland Executive to immediately open up all WiFi hotspots cost-free and to waive the prohibitive charges for households who are unable to access decent broadband connection. Over 200 organisations and individuals have joined us in this call, and you can too at https://bit.ly/netaccess4all
This PDF is our brochure that promotes participation in a series of online seminars that support the Build Homes Now campaign. These online seminars will take place over April and May 2020.

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Today (15th May 2009), the Girdwood Residents' Jury released a damning report entitled 'The Girdwood Gamble'. It criticises the Department for Social Development's current approach to the regeneration of Girdwood Barracks and Crumlin Road Gaol as a 'gamble' with public money and residents' futures. The report publishes the results of the Jury's monitoring of their indicators launched in October 2008 and puts forward constructive proposals on how to turn the £231 million regeneration into a social and economic stimulus for the communities surrounding the site. Music in the video is used with permission and is from the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir - http://www.theagnostics.com
On 30th October 2008, the Residents' Jury on the Regeneration of Girdwood Barracks & Crumlin Road Gaol launched their initial human rights indicators and recommendations. Bertie Atkinson and Margaret Valente (member of the Residents' Jury) as well as Dessie Donnelly (development worker at the PPR Project) participate in a UTV News program about the Launch.
On 30th October 2008, the Residents' Jury on the Regeneration of Girdwood Barracks & Crumlin Road Gaol launched their initial human rights indicators and recommendations. For news coverage of the launch, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTr6Cu... Video by Creative Media Partnerships: www.creativemediapartnerships.org
On 30th October 2008, the Residents' Jury on the Regeneration of Girdwood Barracks & Crumlin Road Gaol launched their initial human rights indicators and recommendations. For news coverage of the launch, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTr6Cu... Video by Creative Media Partnerships: www.creativemediapartnerships.org
Communities across north Belfast contain some of the highest levels of deprivation and inequality in Northern Ireland with regard to health, education, employment and housing. The regeneration of Girdwood Barracks and Crumlin Road Gaol, a 27 acre site, represents a major opportunity to improve the quality of life for residents. On 28th May 2008, a diverse group of residents from the communities surrounding the regeneration site were convened as a Residents' Jury to hear evidence from local, national, and international perspectives on how regeneration can improve quality of life in accordance with international human rights standards. Prior to the event, the group had completed a development programme with the PPR Project about human rights, equality, participation, accountability and urban regeneration. The Residents' Jury are developing human rights indicators and benchmarks to ensure that the rights of the most disadvantaged groups within the surrounding communities, are central to the regeneration process.