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Durham University

Centre for Social Justice and Community Action

Imagine2 Publications

Articles in a themed issue of the Community Development Journal

All the articles are freely accessible and can be found here.

  • Banks, S. and Carpenter, M. (2017) 'Researching the local politics and practices of radical Community Development Projects in 1970s Britain', Community Development Journal, 52(2), pp. 226-246.
  • Carpenter, M. and Kyneswood, B. (2017) 'From self-help to class struggle: revisiting Coventry Community Development Project's 1970s journey of discovery', Community Development Journal, 52(2), pp. 247-268.
  • Green, J. (2017) 'Action–research in context: revisiting the 1970s Benwell Community Development Project', Community Development Journal, 52(2), pp. 269-289.
  • Armstrong, A. and Banks, S. (2017) 'Organizing for change: North Tyneside Community Development Project and its legacy', Community Development Journal, 52(2), pp. 290-312.

Imagine2 Launch Event

The Imagine2 research project held a launch event on Thursday 3rd April 2014 at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Launch Report can be downloaded here.


Imagine North East Exhibition Launch

On Saturday 27th June 2015, there was the launch of the Imagine North East Exhibition at St James' Church, Benwell, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Read more about the event and see photos taken on the day here


Imagining Benwell Workshop and Exhibition

On Thursday 21st January 2016, there was the Imagining Benwell Workshop and Exhibition at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Read the Imagining Benwell Workshop Report here and watch the Imagining Benwell film here


Imagining North Shields Workshop and Exhibition

On Wednesday 13th April 2016, there was the Imagining North Shields Workshop and Exhibition at The Meadows, North Shields. Read the Imagining North Shields Workshop report here


Imagine2 Briefing

This one page briefing summarises key issues arising from Imagine North East and Coventry and can be found here


Imagine North East Films

Some community partners created films as part of their Imagine North East project. Watch the films here


Imagine North East Booklets

In June 2015 we published two booklets and these are now available as PDF's by following the links here:


Imagining Benwell: Past, Present and Future


Imagining North Shields: Past, Present and Future


Imagine North East Blog and Timelines


Imagine Impact and Knowledge Exchange Event with DCLG 2016

On the 9th March 2016, members of the Imagine project team met policy makers from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) at the NCVO offices in London. Read the report here


Imagine North East Final Reports 2016-17

  • Re-examining Benwell Community Development Project and its legacy, a report by Andrea Armstrong, Sarah Banks and Gary Craig - Download the report here.
  • Re-examining North Tyneside Community Development Project and its legacy, a report by Andrea Armstrong and Sarah Banks. Download the report here.
  • Benwell forty years on: Policy and change after the Community Development Project, a report by Fred Robinson and Alan Townsend. Download the report here.
  • North Shields forty years on: Policy and change after the Community Development Project, a report by Fred Robinson and Alan Townsend. Download the report here.
  • Some reflections on North Tyneside CDP and specifically its work on industry and employment, by Bob Davis. Download the report here.
  • The Trade Union Studies Information Unit (TUSIU), by Keith Hodgson. Download the report here.

Imagine Census/Statistics: Benwell, North Tyneside and Hillfields (Coventry)

  • From industrial to post-industrial – changes in Greater Tyneside and Greater Coventry between 1981 and 2011 by David Byrne. Download the report here.
  • Documenting the extraction of small area census data for the three CDPs (Benwell, North Tyneside and Coventry), by Alan Townsend. Download the report here.
  • CDP areas, summary census results, 1971, 1991, 2011 (Alan Townsend). Download here.
  • CDP areas, summary households (Alan Townsend). Download here.

SAS Tables

  • SAS Table 5 Economic activity. Download here.
  • SAS Table 7 Age, sex structure. Download here.
  • SAS Table 15 Households and cars. Download here.
  • SAS Table 16 and 17 Occupation of Dwellings. Download here.
  • SAS Table 19 Tenure of Households. Download here.
  • SAS Table 23 Socio-economic groups. Download here.