UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


London Prosperity Board's Prosperous Communities Project

What makes your community thrive? Tell us what you think about opportunities for local people and businesses

TRANS-MAKING: Art / culture / economy to democratize society

7 April 2017

The IGP is launching the Prosperous Communities Project - new research about what makes communities in East London thrive, and the opportunities for local people to prosper and do well.

The research will focus on five neighbourhoods in Newham, Hackney, Barking & Dagenham, Tower Hamlets and Stratford where regeneration and urban development are driving rapid change.  

The research findings will help local councils, service providers and community groups better understand how to support local communities.  The research will report on very local experiences of change and will identify specific obstacles that prevent local communities from thriving.

The project will involve a household survey in the pilot areas and in-depth conversations and interviews with residents, community-based organisations and local employers.

UCL will be recruiting 10 community researchers to work on the project.  This is a paid, part-time role.  Prior research experience is not required.  IGP will provide social research training and will work closely with the community research team to ensure data collection is of the highest quality. 

If you would like to be part of the project as an individual resident or a local group or business please get in touch with us at igpeastlondon@gmail.com.

For more information about how to apply see the link below: