Between June 2021 and July 2022, my colleague Ian Graham and I co-created a governance structure for the Forth Meadow Community Greenway in Belfast together with residents, stakeholders, and local and regional organizations. Throughout a year of calls and workshops, we worked with more than 40 local organizations and well over 100 individuals, as well as council staff and managers. The result was a set of principles and values to underpin the Greenway, as well as an initial model for the strategic governance and day-to-day management. This work built off of our initial dialogue and engagement work in Belfast as well as focused follow-up engagement with missing target groups.
The Forth Meadow Community Greenway is funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, and is intended to be a physical representation of the peace process in Belfast and to promote reconciliation between interface communities in a lasting way. The project links together a number of existing pathways in North and West Belfast, stitching together a fragmented landscape and creating new pathways and possibilities.
Read more about the project on the Belfast City Council Website here.
This project is funded by the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body