Urban Regeneration and Development

In 2014-2015 Spanton undertook an intensive period of study in Urban Regeneration and Development, at the University of Manchester. Waymarking now works at the intersection of community development, local economic development, regeneration and socially-engaged cultural & arts practices.

This immersive, applied, full-time post-graduate course included both practical skills and theory, with over 300 hours of lectures, workshops, seminars and real-world client-based projects.

Areas of study included: regeneration policy and practice, local economic development, neighbourhood planning techniques, planning and urban theory, policy analysis and review, community consultation and development skills, land appraisal and urban design.

Spanton’s dissertation was entitled, Performance, policy, place: perspectives on social enterprise and focussed on how social enterprises can practically activate social change – evidenced with key findings on Birmingham-based social enterprises and cooperatives.

Specific project research and experience includes:

Image credit: Sarah Spanton and Ordnance Survey 2014