Urban Regeneration

This a 3 minute film giving a flavour of an innovative learning event held in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England in 2003. It featured robots to help interactions with young people and their parents, especially Dads, in a creative and fun environment.

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Urban Regeneration

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This channel features a selection of short videos of pioneering community regeneration projects & enterprise events that were initiated in and around Manchester in the early part of the second millennium . You will find links to my other channels below.

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This channel features a selection of short videos of pioneering community regeneration projects & enterprise events that were initiated in and around Manchester in the early part of the second millennium . You will find links to my other channels below.

The Regeneration Partnerships, led by Manchester City Council, were often the key players in many of these transformational activities. Many were filmed in Wythenshawe, in the South East of the City, next to Manchester's International Airport, where I lived from 1997 until 2005.

Wythenshawe has a fascinating ancient and modern history involving the Domesday Book, large Country Estates, wealthy families, the Civil War, 20th century civic compassion and generous personal philanthropy. For those who are interested, Wikipedia gives an excellent summary of this important community - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wythenshawe. For example: "Wythenshawe is Manchester's largest district, a massive housing estate that was created in the 1920s intended as a "garden city" where an overspill population could be rehoused away from the slums and squalor of industrial Manchester". See also: wythenshawe.btck.co.uk/EarlyDays/Timelines.

The video selection includes brief extracts from longer films covering such topics as education, enterprise, health, children, young people, the ageing, families, community engagement and also brief cameos of some of the social and cultural life of this intriguing community around the start of the second millennium.

I am sure that much has changed in Wythenshawe and Manchester since I left in 2005. My hope is that these simple archive videos will encourage and inspire others who may now be involved in urban regeneration and community transformation, wherever this may be taking place.

Links to my other channels and their intended audiences are as follows:

1. History and Heritage - History & Heritage Channel - for a general audience
2. Inspire & Transform - Inspire & Transform - mainly for a Christian audience
3. Inspirational Music - Inspirational Music - mainly for a Christian audience

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