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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 Howe (Equality Commission), Christine Davis (Housing Executive), Grainne Mullin (Radius Housing), and Jill Caskey (Integrated Education Fund). The event was chaired by Gerry McConville.

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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 Fund (IEF)), Dirk Schubotz (Queen’s University Belfast), Mairead McCafferty (Northern Ireland Commission for Children and Youth (NICCY)), Eileen Chan-Hu (CRAIC NI), Maire Thompson (Hazlewood Integrated College), Jayne Thompson (ParentKind), and Charmain Jones (Rural Community Network (RCN)).

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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 well as artefacts from home and abroad.

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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 & Delivery of Shared Space”.

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Your space or mine?

Your space or mine? @PLACENI
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
5 February 2009

Last night I attended an exhibition launch for a project called “your space or mine?”, in which the organisers ask: