What we do

Image: R. Brown (work by C. Barrett and W. Beh)

What we do

Urban Dialogues is the University of Plymouth's interdisciplinary network for community-based learning and learning-based community development. Based in the University’s Arts Institute, and supported by the Centre for Sustainable Futures, the focus of Urban Dialogues is to:

  • provide an open space to share knowledge and experience of community engaged learning and learning-led civic development initiatives, so informing better practice
  • facilitate new connections and new opportunities for community engaged learning and learning-led civic development initiatives
  • identify opportunities for interdisciplinary research on community engaged learning and learning-led civic development initiatives, with a particular focus upon sustainability and well-being challenges grounded in and informing the urban context.

Navigating the map

There are several ways to navigate your way through the map.

If you have a certain project in mind:

  • Select the search icon in the red strip above the project list and type in the name of the project.
  • Click on the project icon to find out more about the project or the ‘who’s involved’ icon to see the network people engaging with the project.
  • It is recommended that once you know the category/categories the project(s) you are interested in, turn off the other layers of project mapping by unticking the red box next to the category name.
  • Another way to find the project is to simply scroll through the project lists.

If you have a contact/person in mind who you know is involved:

  • Select the search icon in the red strip above the project list and type in the name of the person.
  • Click on the listed name or icon to find out more about the person.
  • In order to clear some of the information on the map, take note of the category the person falls within and turn off the other categories.
  • Now, just a list of projects within that category and people involved with those projects will be visible. People are connected to projects through network lines.
3. If you want to look at a particular area

  • As per any Google map, you can zoom into any neighbourhood across Plymouth and see what projects are taking place.

4. If you want to browse

  • Turn off all category tabs and turn them on one at a time for clearest display of projects and people.