CIVIC SQUARE is demonstrating neighbourhood-scale civic infrastructure for social and ecological transition, together with many people and partners in Ladywood, Birmingham UK.

Principally, we are working to share practically and openly how the climate transition and retrofit of our homes and streets can be designed, owned and governed by the people who live there now in systemic, tangible and participatory ways.

This is through organising around three interconnected neighbourhood system demonstrators: 

Neighbourhood Doughnut – a 21st century compass for ecologically safe and socially just neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood Transitions – street-based systemic demonstration of carbon, energy and ecological built environment transitions

Neighbourhood Public Square – co-building and democratising access to the spaces, tools and resources for a distributed and regenerative transition, held in the common for the neighbourhood