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Introduction Water shapes cities by being the conduit and locus of activities and exchanges and plays a significant role in their complex ecology (including at economic and environmental levels). Our particular interest is to explore water in urban contexts as a prime site for actions, interventions and activities that address social and environmental justice. How can we create the conditions for the emergence of a resilient system of ethical actors working interdependently around/in/with urban waters? How can we trigger a shift towards more just society through rethinking access, management and use of urban waterways? Sheffield, famously, is built on seven hills (like Rome), however it also has five rivers that flow into the city from the Peak District and surrounding countryside. These generated the power for the grinding wheels of the city’s well known cutlery trade, and later powered steam engines and forge hammers. The rivers also acted as a drain and industrial waste conduit and for this reason were, until not so long ago, heavily polluted, and devoid of life. As buildings backed straight onto, or even bridged over, the rivers (the station is built over a curvetted section of river) they became invisible. In recent years, with the decline of industry, different political and economic contexts and increasing environmental awareness, river walks and residential river-side developments have appeared along the River Don from the city centre, East to the Meadowhall shopping centre and M1 motorway. However, the Upper River Don, from the city to the North-West area of Hillsborough, is a lost world. Running parallel with a major road and close to the Super-

tram track it is almost invisible. For a large part it is also inaccessible, cut off by private car-parks, industrial estates and empty sites. This section of river is full of surprises: derelict water wheels, curiously named islands such as Bacon Island and an abandoned graveyard. Sheffield City Council (SCC) published the Upper Don Valley Physical Regeneration Strategy in 2006. The Vision for the Upper Don Valley in the 21st century proposes to dramatically transform it from a place often characterised by derelict land and disused buildings, which few people know or visit, to an exciting gateway where both existing and new businesses can prosper and grow, alongside housing and leisure, bringing a step change in the quality of the environment. The context in which this document was produced is one that preceded the economic recession and, with it, the collapse of regeneration led by private development. How can we rewrite a vision for the Upper Don Valley that is rooted into a different economic model, based on justice?

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Following the research carried out for the Forgotten Spaces competition, the River Commons project was initiated with the explicit aim to create, conceive and implement some positive action to improve accessibility, in a broad sense, of the Upper Don. One aspect of the project is about collaborative mapping of initiatives, skills and intentions of all actors with an interest in Sheffield Rivers. Studio Polpo produced an evolving embroidered map, presented here, as a starting point for many discussions and exchanges about identifying and implementing interventions and actions.

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This publication is a collaboration between Studio Polpo and Shalesmoor Kelham Island and Neepsend Network (SKINN), it is a working document that presents project’s ideas that were developed since the start of The River Commons including the proposals from RIBA Forgotten Spaces competition and extracts from MAUD design studio reports produced by students. The document also presents ideas that were gathered during the workshop at the River Commons Public event described below. This is not a final report of the research programme but rather a snapshot of the activities that the River Commons has developed so far. Further stages involve collection of case studies on most popular and relevant ideas and development of these ideas into feasible projects.

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Studio Polpo’s investigations of the Upper Don river in Sheffield started in the context of an entry for the RIBA Forgotten Spaces Sheffield 2011 competition, developed with architectural critic Steve Parnell. The proposals put forward for the competition fell slightly outside the brief in that they did not refer to a specific site but a large linear area of the city. The suggestions for what might happen along the Upper River Don, ranged from very simple to complex: picnic benches, fishing platforms, bird-watching hides, playgrounds, kayak platforms plus a micro-brewery-cum-boathouse at Hillsborough Corner. These would be linked by a walkway that is pontoon in places, path in others.

The River Commons project was also the context for a design studio in the MA in Urban Design (MAUD) at Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA): UNLOCKING POTENTIAL + JOINING THE DOTS– BEING PROPOSITIONAL WHILST OPERATING IN THE CONTEXT OF EXISTING INITIATIVES AROUND THE RIVER DON. Student’s task was to propose interventions, programmes and strategies that take advantage of existing initiatives around Sheffield rivers, with a particular focus on a specific stretch of the River Don. A synthesis and summary of work MAUD students is presented here.

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'Vision of the city of rivers; an integrated strategy, linked to the wider policy agenda with a clear, prioritised action plan.'

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2004,'British Land's River Don District Masterplan'

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The plan extends the central core of the City Centre. It proposes an extension of the business area along an arc connected by key routes from the Wicker/Riverside to The Moor.

Second stage of the Lower Don Valley Vision & Masterplan project. Themes of the report touch on issues of sustainability, environment and connectivity. (The British Land Company PLC)

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2004, ‘Lower Don Valley Vision and Masterplan Report’ Each of its core objectives is a commitment to achieve sustainable development from an economic, social and environmental perspective.

1984, ‘An Employment and Environmental Plan for the Lower Don Valley'

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2008, Sheffield Central Riverside Regeneration Strategy'

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Strategy identifies actions required to facilitate regeneration and development in this area. There are no definitive proposals at this stage but rather a range of ideas and options for comment and discussion.

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2007, Sheffield's Green and Open Space Strategy 2010-2030’ (Sheffield City Council)

Series of separate studies including a baseline study, an economic study, a land-use and property market study of the city centre retail environment and a strategy for transport and movement in the city centre.

2007, ‘Wicker Riverside Action Plan 2007-2017'

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River Friends Network. Connecting people in Sheffield who care about their waterways.

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(Contact: Niki Connolly, Kelham Island Museum)

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8km path from Sheffield City Centre to Meadowhall along the banks of the River Don

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Project aimed at developing new knowledge, models and integrated designs, leading to improved policies and practice in the regeneration of urban river corridors. Part of the UK EPSRC Sustainable Urban Environment (SUE) programme.

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Walk, connecting the Five Weirs Walk with the Pennine Trail.

2010, Blue Loop

(Contact: Tony Canning, Sheffield City Kayak Club)

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Project aims to reconnect communities around Sheffield with their local waterways and joins together the two major waterways in the area: the River Don and Tinsley Canal in the Lower Don Valley. (Contact: Kate Beaumont, Groundwork)

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(Contact: Helen Batt, River Stewardship Company)

Charity, Its primary aim was to open up the 8km of River Don to public access through Sheffield's East End.

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Growing out of the Sheffield First Partnership - business, voluntary, community sector partners, and public sector agencies work together with local people.Informal group.

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(Contact: Simon Ogden, Sheffield City Coucil)

Orhanisation was formed to protect or enhance the environment, taken as a whole" so as to promote "the objective of achieving sustainable development". Protection of the environment relates to threats such as flood and pollution. (Contact: Jonathan Moxon, Environment Agency)

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2011, Riverlution

Annual festival in September. Event at Kelham Island Museum run in partnership with the Upper Don Walk Trust.

Strategy promoted redevelopment of large brownfield areas in the Lower Don Valley, by restoring grossly degraded environments including the waterways of the River Don and the Sheffield Canal.

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Framework to guide public and private development and investment decisions in the Nursery Street and Wicker area

2007, Down by the Riverside Festival

1990, ‘A Vision of the Lower Don Valley: Design Principles for Development'

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Long-term strategy for the future use and management of the city's green and open spaces

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Sheffield Central Riverside occupies a strategic position where the UDV and LDV meet with the City Centre. The strategy puts forward the Council’s approach to regeneration in this area.

2006, ‘Upper Don Valley Physical Regeneration Strategy'

Strategy promoted redevelopment of large brownfield areas in the Lower Don Valley, by restoring grossly degraded environments including the waterways of the River Don and the Sheffield Canal.

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Charity formed to develop a riverside walk, connecting five Weirs Walk with the Pennine Trail. Brooklyn Bridge initiative starts here. (Contact: Tony Canning, Sheffield City Kayak Club)

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Supply and distribution of drinking water, sewerage and sewage disposal, land drainage and flood risk management, fisheries, water quality management, pollution prevention, water resource management.

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Working in partnership with small community groups and multinational businesses on projects that support environment, create employment and encourage healthy living.

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In this 3 week long project students were asked to propose interventions, programmes and strategies that take advantage of existing initiatives with a particular focus on a specific area of the stretch of the Upper Don between Kehlam Island and Hillsborough and to produce scenarios for short, medium and longer term (1month, 1 year and 5 years). The area was divided into three linear overlapping sites (see page 12 ‘ Location of MAUD projects’), each site split between two groups. Following pages present some extracts from students’ final reports.

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Analysis summary Emerging policies in the Sheffield Development Framework indicate that Holme Lane is in a state of transition and that former industrial uses are no longer appropriate. One policy suggests increasing high quality development and environmental improvements along the riverfront by allowing high density residential development in this location. This would provide new residents to support Hillsborough Centre. There is also potential developer contributions available from new developments to help promote a continuous cycle/footpath along the riverfront. Land as already been set aside as part of the new Park and Ride facility on Holme Lane is allow access to the river at this point. As housing use begins to take hold on the north of the river there is likely to be an increase in demand for more convenience shopping on the north side of the road, which may further revitalise shopping in the area, especially if the number of specialist stores begins to increase and developments closer to Hillsborough Corner start to take shape It will be necessary to support and actively campaign to ensure these developments succeed, as well as continuing to encourage future investment opportunities through careful marketing activity. This will help to ensure sensitive improvement, which allows the riverside to become a prominent feature, increasing the areas attractiveness to homeowners, visitors and investors alike.


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Analysis Project Title:

Site 1b is in a suburb in northwest Sheffield, called Hillsborough. It lies on the Super tram’s blue and yellow routes, numerous bus routes and is home to a number of industries, entertainment and shops. The site lies in the east of the Owlerton area of Hillsborough, where the big industrial estate and Hillsborough College are located. Parts of the River Loxley and the Upper Don flow through it.

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Short Term (One Month) Proposals

Strategy Current situation

Propose four participation activities to engage people in regeneration of the river. Increase the awareness among people of River Don. All of these activities are low cost.

Site 1b is dominated by different land uses, which are separated from each other. The area is influenced by presence of gambling facilities, the College, the industry and a lot of barriers in between. Only the Pub can be seen as a connecting element in parts, because people who also use some of the other functions go come together in this place. But the functions are still very isolated from each other and the river does not play a big role in this site at all. It does not even feel like there is a river, as it is hardly used by local people. Development after five years Our concept is to start several small interventions and projects relating to the river, which can effect connections between the different land uses and make the river become more important. Over the years the collectivity of river events could then attract more Step Proposals and more people to Hillsborough and provide a stronger connection to the city.

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The major elements, local pub, casino, stadium, college, cemetery, industry, are very independent. Very few connections among them are existing, as blue lines showing. The river and hill are separated from them.

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After one year geocaching could be started along the riversides. Geocaching can be compared to our Treasure Hunt proposal, which is played using GPS-enabled devices. A specific set of GPS coordinates navigates participants through a realworld outdoor site and attempt to find geocache (container) hidden at that location. Geocaching stories and photos can then be shared online.

The river don is very popular with fishing for people of all abilities, fishing events happen over the summer. There are many types of fish in the river such as marble, trout, pike, mino and more. Only trout can be taken home.

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Geocaching is the first step of a bigger project, which focuses on our site. After having collected many stories and photos of the riversides, a website could be established, which shows the richnes of Hillsborough from different point of views. The website contains photos, videos, recordings and stories, which have been collected by people of all kinds along the river and its surroundings. Our vision is to show the richness of our site to other people. But it also shows the richness of people, who engage with this site in many different ways.

The centre aims to encourage members of the public to get involved and participate with the river through the form of activities. The main activity being fishing where they can learn how to fish and get hands on teaching with professionals within the learn to fish centre. The river exploration centre side aims to get people aware of the history and geographical facts of the river Don in an exciting and interactive way. The prominence of the site on the busy road also aims to get members of the public to be more aware that the river Don actually exists on their doorstep and would be boldly advertised on its building frontage. Members of the public are strongly encouraged to continue their visit outside the centre by following the brightly lit path along the river where there will be various points to stop off and practise their fishing skills or beauty spots where they can sit or stand for a moment or two and take in the sheer natural beauty of the river Don. Along the river Don seasonably built cabins on stilts would be erected to accommodate places where people can go to learn about specific aspects of the river and form shelters where they can go to relax or escape the cold.

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The site is divided into residential, commercial and industrial areas. The river flows through the industrial area, meaning that it is quite separated from the public. The Hillsborough college is located on the banks of the river, however due to health and safety regulations and surrounding industrial development, there is no studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence on the river either.

There is a big potential for development near well-established residential sites. Dramatic landscape features. Hillsborough college. A few recreational spaces around the river with developed walkways would get some life in the area. Hence connections from residential area to river banks are key part of design to make the site accessible.

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Strategy Aims of the strategy There is a poor connectivity between residential and industrial stretch. By connecting the site and creating access points from the surrounding areas to the water edge, the life near and around the site would be more active. Hence, such interventions like activity center, walk stops, amphitheaters, etc. will increase the quality of life around the river.

-To guide the development of a network of quality paths that encourage residents, workers and visitors to become more involved in walking and cycling as part of their daily recreation. -Paths are popular for recreation because they allow people to exercise in their own time.

-No cost to use them. -Spaces are safe and are inviting of social engagement. -Critical in relation to initiatives that aim to reduce the use of vehicles -Increasingly popular as commuter routes for people who are looking for healthier options to access their workplace and recreation facilities.

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Provides a 5-year plan to remove barriers that discourage the use of paths for recreation that discourage the use of paths for recreation, health recreation and community activities. While there is a considerable use of paths in Sheffield, the Walking and Cycling Strategy recognises a number of barriers that restrict use. These barriers include:

-enhanced social interaction within neighbourhood -involvement by a diverse range of age groups and physical abilities -minimal or no financial outlay or requirement for specialised equipment -opportunity for increased activity in local neighborhoods which enhances perceptions of safety -decreases the pressure on the public transport system

-missing links and detours that make it difficult to navigate the path network to community destinations such as schools, work places and recreation facilities -paths that are indirect and do not respond to residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; preferred routes of travel -lack of secure bike storage facilities at schools and transport interchanges. -poor condition of path surfaces. -poor infrastructure including a lack of seating, and directional and distance signage Scope of walking and cycling strategy Considers all on-road path opportunities including those located: -alongside water ways -in environmental areas -on road carriage ways (bike lanes) -in open spaces The strategy is associated with shared-use paths (e.g. walking and cycling) and single use paths (e.g. pedestrian or bike only). Strategy reflects on the reactions from people to the ideas on enhancement of walking and cycling routes.

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For this area, the existing structure should be kept and adjusted the function from the hotel to museum and art district. The museum is able to present the history of Sheffield industry.

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Short Term (1 Month) Proposals Short Term Improvements Along the River Corridor For the short term improvements the waste materials from the factories and car retails could be exchanged within the community, recycled and used along the river corridor as DIY strategies. Since people would directly be involved in the process it would provoke developing participation of people in the design process and engaging with their neighbourhood.

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- The river - Many industrial buildings that form the heritage - About 10 min walk to the University of Sheffield/ student accommodation - About 15 min walk to the city centre and train station - Some industrial buildings regenerated into residential spaces - Footpath and cycle route exists

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The first site we choose is the private space besides the Kelham Island Museum. It has already held many events and is a large space which can accommodate more Pecha Kucha is a significant event which can offer a platform people for the Don Pecha Kucha. After that we will hold a series of the Don Pecha for the people who want to present themselves. It is more Kucha events at different locations to attract more people to the site. like a social HUB which can send

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Event planning We named the events in this site as the Pocket explore. This is because we want people to experience and explore the pockets. It will have three parts, social explore, design explore and final use explore. We hope that these can make the pockets more acceptable and useful to local people. Project Title:

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Group Members: I Lan Kuan Jenny Ohlenschlager Nandini Subramanian Xiaoqi Wang Yihao Wu Project Location: Kelham Island Site 3b

All events will involve organisations that share our theme or concerns regarding the pocket. Everything will be put to test and trough the three stages we can come to the final design. People will have to participate at all levels be it in testing or designing. We named all the events in this site as the Pocket Explore. This is because we want people to experience and explore the pockets. It will have three parts, social explore, design explore and final use explore. We hope that these can make the pockets more acceptable and useful to the local people.

All events will involve organisations that share our theme or concerns regarding the pocket. Everything will be put to test and through the three stages we can come to the final design. People will have to participate at all levels, be it in testing or designing.

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Mid - Term (One Year) Proposals Year 1 activity pocket This one year proposal focuses on the wetland in the site, making them accessible to the public and involving all ages for various activities. Many organisations will also be involved in this venture. Activities could include community events or just an outdoor lunch.

Most of the open spaces in the River Don don’t have any walkway. However, our proposal’s main aim is going to create more open space and walkway along the river which must have layersfocuses for people who live there and work there Thisdifferent one year proposal as well. on the wetland in the site, making them accessible to the public and involving all ages for various activities. Many organisations will also be involved in this venture.

Most of the open spaces in the River Don which don’t have any walkside . However, our proposal’s main aim is going to create more open space and walkside along the river which must have different layers for people who live there and work there as well.

Activities could include community events or just an outdoor lunch.

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This one year proposal focuses on the wetland in the site, making them accessible to the public and involving all the ages for various activities. Many organisations will also be involved in this venture. Activities could include community events or just an outdoor lunch. The area already has enough potential - the other side of the river is easily accessible, the wall adjoining the wetland has a good character and at present even hides the parking area behind, and the area in itself is a large one that can easily accommodate about 30 people. The view it could provide is also very pleasing to the eye.

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All inaccessible or unexitable areas are going to be opened up to the public. We hope all spaces with oppotunity for social activity will be built up in the first year. In this space, the parking will be shifted from the arched wall to accommodate space for lunch area and also to provide access to the wetland. Steps will be provided to reach the wetland below.

The wetland will be cleaned and can be used for various purposes dependin on the time of the day and the user.

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The five years strategy involves creating a hub that would be the place to hold any event that needs space to accommodate more people. The hub would attract the whole city and be the place that makes the locals proud.

The second part of the strategy will be to continue attracting people into the pocket and enhance the value of the land. It could accelerate the growth of both the city and itself. This could become the cultural and creative hub of the city. The five year strategy involves creating a hub that would be the place to hold any event that needs space to accommodate more people. It would attract the whole city and be the place that makes the locals proud.

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This public event held at Creative Arts Development Space (CADS) in the start of March 2012 was coordinated by Studio Polpo and SKINN. An exhibition presented the work of MAUD_UDP2 projects within a context of existing initiatives around the River Don. Followed by an evening of talks and workshops (featuring head of planning from Sheffield City Council, speakers form the School of Commoning, Riverlution and arts organisations whose work contributes to the area) the event brought together a number of interested parties and great ideas for future interventions.

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The River Commons Public Event This River Commons public event/exhibition was a collaboration between Studio Polpo, SKINN and the School of Architecture at Univesity of Sheffield (TUoSS) and presented works by students of the Masters of Urban Design Projects (MAUD), Studio Polpo, CADS, SKINN, Reverlution & and a series of specially commissioned photographs by Erik Vinnert.

Location: CADS (Creative Arts Development Space), Sheffield Event programme: Thu1st March - Opening night - Exhibition 6-11pm Exhibited work of MAUD students + photographs by Erik Vinnert supported by afterwork drinks + snacks + music (DJ Montrave + Kirti Durrelle) Sat 3rd of March - Exhibition + Presentations and workshops 4-6pm Short presentations by: Studio Polpo SKINN Creative Arts Developmnt Space River Stewardship Company, Riverlution School of Commoning Sheffield City Council The Riverside (Point Blank Theatre)

The aims of the River Commons public event/exhibition were:

Workshop with Studio Polpo and SKINN To present works by some organisations working on improving the Upper River Don To learn more about various parties involved in River related projects. To develop a shared understanding of the socio-technical ecosystem around the Upper River Don To spark conversations between various groups involved in the projects along the river and, above all... To make initial steps towards collaborative actions, interventions, events and projects To implement projects in the Upper River Don area.

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Participating organisations MA in Urban Design (MAUD), School of Architecture, University of Sheffield (SSoA). The MAUD as SSoA, set up and directed by Dr Florian Kossak, is characterized through a strong design focus, the integration of participation and participatory design processes, and an international relevance combined with regional applicability. The strong focus on participatory design of the MA in Urban Design is unique amongst national and international courses in Urban Design. It combines two of the most topical issues in the discourse regarding the production of the built environment: participation and urban design.

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Studio Polpo Studio Polpo is a social enterprise architectural practice set up as a critique of the mainstream system of production of the built environment, including the architectural profession, that sees the places we live shaped by the financial interests of the few. Studio Polpo actively seeks to enable and initiate, rather than respond and react. The social enterprise model allows to instigate projects that benefit local communities, such as River Commons, and to offer free or subsidised design work for ethical projects. Riverlution / River Stewardship Company Riverlution is a River Friends Network designed to bring people together into a network of individuals, groups and organisations that can support each other and share ideas and resources to make rivers and waterways the best they can be across Sheffield.

Event speakers Event was supported by a series of lectures and presentations by organisations and individuals involved in activities related to to the river. 1

Dr. Cristina Cerulli (Studio Polpo / Sheffield School of Architecture) talked about works of Studio Polpo, how River Commons was initiated, and about works by MA in Urban Design students, which were the main part of the exhibition.

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Helen Batt (River Stewardship Company, Riverlution) talked about flood defense and conservation projects on the river and introduced Riverlution.

CADS Creative Arts Development Space is a social enterprise offering quality, affordable studios and event space across Sheffield. With the main space based in Shalesmoor, the organisation runs a number of in-house projects aimed at developing arts, music & creative talents in the city. SKINN

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Steve Jackson (Point Blank) introduced Point Blank Theatre Company, that owns Riverside Pub and talked about current projects with Riverlution as well as future plans for cultural activities on the river. 4

SKINN is a new, not for profit organisation that is working to make the Shalesmoor, Kelham Island & Neepsend area better for everyone. SKINN aims to improve the area by working on real projects with local businesses, residents, and organisations. SKINN is based at and funded by CADS. Erik Vinnert

Simon Ogden (Five Weirs Walk Trust, Sheffield City Council) introduced work of Five Weirs Walk Trust, past and current projects by the council and future plans for this stretch of the river. 5

Erik Vinnert is a local photographer with an interest in architecture and the built environment. Eric set up the Regeneration Gallery with an UnLtd award for social enterprise, with projects including the Markets Exhibition (which was exhibited at the University of Sheffield and on the Moor), and work with SADACCA on the Wicker. More recently he has produced work for a group exhibition about Portland Works exhibited at Access Space, and portraits for the Portland Works campaign. The photographs part of River Commons Public Event/Exhibition were commissioned by Studio Polpo as part of their research for the River Commons project.

Katja Porohina & Ivan Rabodzeenko (SKINN) talk about the need for more cultural and temporary projects on the river. 6

Steve Rimmer (CADS) introduced CADS as an example of successful re-purpose of ex-industrial building and talked about current cultural and community programmes, introducing various partners and projects. 7

Mark Jagdev from School of Communing (London) was presenting work in community co-organisation and ideas of commons in the areas of land and planning and urban design projects.

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MAUD student research and project proposals in combination with workshop ideas have helped to set up a clearer context for possible interventions, giving substantial basis for further research into available funding and project partners.

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More than 20 people offered their support in the project. The offers varied from creative input and general volunteering to projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s press coverage and publicity, with a condition that there would be enough information about the project and creative and open people to work with.

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Use of already available resources Less rules & restrictions Better Access to the water (1) List obstacles to letting river bank being used. Information board for international projects. (1)

Outdoor cinema overlooking the river(2)

Water-based art installations

Clairity cafes along the river (4) (purifying river water to make it drinkable) -opening up the river -with engineering department -engineering without borders

-Reflections & refractions (2)

Community mother and baby centre with healthcare input on breast feeding etc.

Large scale in river sculptures (1)

A pop-up restaurant in a disused builing cooking fish from the Don (8)

Temporary art installations (3)

BBQ area (2) -summer BBQ -cooking fish caught in river (1) -free of charge!

Helping museum reach its objective

EVENTS: Riverside festival (2) Have one of the tramlines stages along riverside site. (6) Do a “peace by the river” festival The annual river racing in recycled wheels (3) Move some of the Doc/fest screenings to an outdoor riverside area (10) Restaurant Day-bringing external & Sheffield-based restaurants to the riverside space ACTIVITIES: ‘Riverside Sundays’ -spend the morning volunteering to clean up and look after the Don followed by Sunday lunch a local pub / cafe (2) Mini Hydro powered workshops for local enterprise (2) River guerilla lighting (2)

Bridge to the island -ARUP can help Adventure playground for young & old (1) -natural play (Elen Wooley?) Riverside ‘beach’ (3) Floating barge with events on it

Light shows highlighting river / exciting spaces (1) Reggae Dub Beach Club (2) Urban design commons Cafe Community fishing -not just a solitary pursuit -bring the whole family and learn to fish on the Don (1)

Small sauna & pool -fuel from debris -in areas of clear-ups Bird hides (2)

Wild swimming in the Don -collect people’s stories of swimming -informal collective swim event -create a temporary swimming platform -sunbathing, paddling, swimming -need to research legality of swimming -a swimming race (5)

Pop-up clothes selling prints of local Sheff Icons + the Don Kayak tours of sheffield -hosted by Kayak club -start and finish near hotels A boat -a river tram to Meadowhall / elsewhere (1)

River of flowers (3) -research already there at Landscape Dept. -is river a suitable environment

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Below is an un-edited list of responses and ideas acquired during the workshop. The question was simple: everyone was asked to think about what they would like to see on the river or suggest strategies that could help to activate the river. Number in brackets shows amount of supportive ‘votes’ each idea received during the session.

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Next Steps The River Commons Project presents ideas that are jet to be explored and tested in real environment. Something that will be possible to achieve relying on networks of organisations and enthusiasts already operating on the river and those who have joined the River Commons project quite recently. The use of University of Sheffield bursary scheme SURE (Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience) gives an opportunity to directly involve students in the further research. With the help of this scheme it will be possible to investigate proposed ideas with students and select the most feasible projects that could be applied within the context of current activities on the river and available funding opportunities. The SURE research will involve the mapping of existing stakeholders and funding sources, further investigation into projectsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; preferences and development of the programme of actions that rely on analysis of case studies and locally available resources. Here it is important to mention the launch event of the new Nursery Street pocket park - a reclamation project of the run down riverside area on the edge of Sheffield city centre and accompanying river festival Riverlution that will run during the last week of September 2012. Both of these events initiated by Sheffield City Council in a collaboration with Kelham Island Industrial Museum and Environment Agency offer great opportunityw for a joint large scale project.

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All MAUD 2011-2012 students listed above Goran Vodicka James Woodcock Kirti Durelle Steve Rimmer (CADS) Steve Parnell

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More Information

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Cristina Cerulli, Mark Parsons - Studio Polpo Florian Kossak - MAUD programme director Ivan Rabodzeenko, Katja Porohina, Claire Taylor - Shalesmoor Kelham Island and Neepsend Network (SKINN)

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Š2012 Cristina Cerulli, Katya Porohina, SKIN Network, Studio Polpo, University of Sheffield and Antenna Press. (Images by kind permission of the photographers).

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. ISBN 978-1-908441-03-4

Antenna Press is an independent publisher that promotes transformative practice in collaboration with Studio Polpo.

A ISBN 978-1-908441-03-4 River Commons Report Electronic 9

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Designed and realised by SKIN Network. Printed at University of Sheffield.

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Written by Katya Porohina and Cristina Cerulli with contributions by Mark Parsons - Studio Polpo, Florian Kossak - MAUD programme director, Ivan Rabodzeenko, Claire Taylor Shalesmoor Kelham Island and Neepsend Network (SKINN), 2011-2012 Students at MA in Urban Design (MAUD) at the School of Architecture -University of Sheffield, as named in report, Goran Vodicka, James Woodcock, Kirti Durelle, Steve Rimmer (CADS), Steve Parnell.

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Published in 2012 by Antenna Press, Sheffield, UK.

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