Shared housing and integrated education: Building good community relations

Shared housing and integrated education: Building good community relations

Shared housing and integrated education: Building good community relations by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 7 August 2019 A panel discussion on how shared housing projects and the integrated education movement are contributing towards good community relations was held at St Mary’s College, Belfast, as part of the Feile Festival. The panellists were Deborah […]

Education: We all have a role to play

Education: We all have a role to play

Education: We all have a role to play by Allan LEONARD 7 February 2019 The Integrated Education Fund hosted a day conference on some aspects of education in Northern Ireland, with a discussion on what role individuals, local communities, and organisations can play in realising a better vision. Contributors included: Baroness May Blood (Integrated Education […]

Peace by piece: Launch of interface exhibition @DoJ_Interfaces

Peace by piece: Launch of interface exhibition @DoJ_Interfaces

Peace by piece: Launch of interface exhibition @DoJ_Interfaces by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 20 November 2017 Ulster University’s York Street campus, home to the schools of art and architecture, served as a fitting venue for the launch of an interface exhibition sponsored by the Department of Justice and featured ongoing community-based projects as […]

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture

Building relationships matter in urban planning: A Landscape Institute lecture by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 9 February 2015 Appropriately for his role as Chair of the OFMdFM Committee at the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mike Nesbitt MLA welcomed those in the Long Gallery attending the Landscape Institute lecture on “Building a United Community: Design […]

Belfast peace walls – A paradox of leadership

Belfast peace walls – A paradox of leadership

At a seminar hosted by the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and the Inter-Institute Peace and Conflict Cluster, Dr Jonny Byrne of the University of Ulster presented his findings of three years of research in regards to public policy on peace walls (interface barriers) in Belfast. His presentation drew upon his 100,000 word PhD […]

The myth of Eurabia, in Northern Ireland

In the ethnic mix of many modern and open cities, the Parisian neighbourhood of Belleville reflects a cosmopolitanism of shared spaces and the everyday need to just get on with the demands of life — working, school, shopping. Yet as Simon Kuper points out in his very interesting article, “The myth of Eurabia”, not all […]