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Imagining connected places – Infographic

Part of the Connected Places work

Authors and contributors: Jos Creese, Martin Ferguson, Diana Rebaza

This infographic features the key components of a Connected Place. Each one has an example illustrating their interdependencies and the impact on people and places. All of which connected by people and data. It’s a map and guide for your work within your communities.

Use this as an entry point to our larger piece of work, the Connected Places collection, where you can explore each topic further and read real-life examples and impact cases to inspire you and your work.

The key components are:

  • Community resilience
    • Better access to support for the most vulnerable
    • Reduction in impact of climate, cyber and other threats
    • Sustainable development and growth
  • Democratic and community engagement
    • Gives everyone a say in the future of their community
    • Improves sense of belonging and community cohesion
    • Reduces alienation and crime
  • Economy and business
    • Resilient to survive future shocks
    • Generates greater public investment in infrastructure
    • Better access to jobs, apprenticeships and training
  • Education, skills and jobs
    • Strengthened arts and cultural scene
    • Healthier population
    • Thriving local businesses
  • Energy and environmental sustainability
    • Attractive places to live and work
    • Strengthens the local economy
    • Better health and wellbeing
  • Health and wellbeing
    • People able to stay in their own homes for longer
    • Reduced demand on acute health services
    • Greater inclusion and reduction in poverty
  • Travel and mobility
    • Improves mine and others’ health
    • Boosts the economy
    • Minimises my environmental impact
  • Data

Where are you on the journey to your connected place? How interconnected are your communities?