In November 2023, the Hartree project team hosted an Ideas Exchange workshop, engaging local residents who are part of the Ideas Exchange, a panel of local residents that is demographically representative of the local area. During the session, they provided feedback on the updated masterplan and stewardship models for the Hartree project.
The session was also observed by a Cambridge University PhD student, Gustav Nielsen, whose academic focus is on researching effective forms of community engagement and Tom Lord from the Sortition Foundation who undertook the recruitment and selection process for the Ideas Exchange.
The session featured updates on the masterplan by Kjellander Sjöberg, who delved into the masterplan's details, offering insights into Hartree’s future designs as well as a further presentation from Urban Movement on the different stewardship models proposed for the site.
Supported by TOWN and ECF, interactive activities were central to the workshop, with participants providing valuable feedback on what they thought worked well with the masterplan and how it could be improved. The second half of the workshop session explored what participants thought would be the best form of stewardship models for the different community spaces proposed. They further explore how these could inform the future management of the Hartree site.
The involvement and feedback of the Ideas Exchange group are essential in shaping Hartree’s design and vision to align with the community’s needs and aspirations. We eagerly anticipate continuing our engagement with them all after the new year.