What will the city of the future look like? At the minute our divided and unequal society is not working and the people of Belfast are being left behind.
We believe we can build a better Belfast - a city that's not divided by walls, where everyone has a home and the things that really matter are the top priority - family, community, health, happiness - we can have all of that in a way that is sustainable and inclusive.
Let's talk about the Belfast of the future. Everyone is welcome.
It’s time to #TakeBackTheCity.
Cardboard Utopia is a workshop for children to create whatever they most want to see in their city of the future: from homes to play parks, sweet shops and beyond - the only limit is imagination! Every Saturday until the 20th of November, book here
Art and Activism is a workshop for young people to learn how to use art to change the world. Every Saturday until November 20th, book here
Stories Build Homes, children's storytelling workshops until 6th November - book here
At the Human Housing Library you can record your story for the people of the future. Saturday 13 November at the MAC - email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Help make Belfast a greener place by planting and growing with community gardeners. Drop in every Friday at 10am at Gairdín an Phobail (the People's Garden) at Whiterock Leisure Centre – email email@example.com for more info.
Crowd Sourcing for the Future. Learn how to use your smartphone like a pro with award winning photo journalist Mal Mc Cann and be part of the first ever crowd sourcing of available land and property in Belfast. Next event - Wednesday 10th November at 10am - The Mac Gallery. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest.
The Status Quo is Not an Option: Building a Sustainable Belfast. Are you an elected representative or public official who wants to build a better Belfast? We want to hear from you. Take part in our workshop on 28 October at 10:30am. Email email@example.com to sign up and complete our anonymous survey here
Maybe you have a few quid to spare? If so, please donate to our Fighting Fund to end Child Homelessness here - every penny helps to pay for legal and planning experts who are challenging bad decision making in Belfast.
Moving Beyond the Status Quo - A Vision for a Sustainable City. On the 8th December 2021 in The Mac Gallery, during international human rights week, the Take Back The City coalition will launch the most comprehensive public map of land, property and power ever created for the city of Belfast. Click here to register for the lunchtime launch and evening webinar.
Learn more about #TakeBackTheCity here
Paige Jennings is a policy officer for PPR. She has worked in human rights and development roles in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, for a range of local, international and United Nations organisations. She has been an Amnesty International researcher and has written for Minority Rights Group, Child Soldiers International, UNDP and UNHCR.