Bristol Parkhive is an innovative, collaborative and unique project developed by University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) in partnership with Bristol Parks Forum, the city’s umbrella network for parks and green spaces volunteers in the city.
The project has developed and delivered an extensive programme of activities, including co-creating an app to help residents (and visitors) find the city’s parks and green spaces, delivering digital skills workshops for the city’s parks and green spaces volunteers, and creating a new crowd-sourced digital photographic archive celebrating the city’s parks and green spaces.
The project has engaged more than 4,000 of the city’s residents and continues to develop - catalysing transformative opportunities for local residents’ employment, enterprise and education, and providing UWE students and academics with a wide range of opportunities to engage with the public while supporting sustainable, and ethical management of the green space for our local communities in to the future.
1 Live, practice-oriented student learning opportunities can be a valuable resource for community organisations, supporting improved civic outcomes.
2 Working in partnership with an established network of volunteer-led groups enables projects to amplify their reach.
3 The arts have strong engagement potential, and offer considerable opportunity to co-create with communities, supporting knowledge exchange between HE & communities, and impacting behaviour change.