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Manchester Urban Institute

The Future of Wigan and the Deal - Carbon Landscape workshop

28 July 2017

The Carbon Landscape is a £3.1m project to restore the landscape between Manchester, Warrington and Wigan. It is a 5 year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

There were twenty-two participants in this RoundView workshop held for Wigan Council on July 13 as part of the Carbon Landscape Project. Roughly one-third of the participants were working in health and public health and one-third broadly in the environmental field, with others  working in heritage, planning and social care as well as projects across the Council.

The objectives of this workshop were to:

  • Provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on the bigger picture, do some creative thinking and generate ideas to help shape the future of The Carbon Landscape
  • Facilitate dialogue amongst colleagues from different departments and organisations and explore synergies between their areas of work
  • Provide an opportunity to learn about The RoundView and how it may be of use in their work

Following a brief introduction to the  Carbon Landscape project, participants were asked two questions (using Ketso to gather ideas):

  • What resources / people / projects should the Carbon Landscape team know about in Wigan?
  • How can the Carbon  Landscape help the future of Wigan and the Deal?

The RoundView was then introduced, including how this framework of sustainability is influencing the Carbon Landscape. Participants were then asked for further creative thoughts for the future of Wigan and the Carbon Landscape inspired by the RoundView. A total of 213 ideas were developed during this two-hour workshop.

For more details on the workshop, including information on all of the ideas generated, please see the Carbon Landscape project page.

 

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