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Birds eye view of the Mackie's masterplan (looking from the south)
Thu Jun 06 2024 Mackie's Masterplan - Have Your Say!
Change Stories -- an international research partnership that aims to spark dialogue and learning through storytelling about sustainable urban development.
Thu May 02 2024 Changing stories & learning how much there is to learn from each other
Mural of Frederick Douglass on the iconic West Belfast International Solidarity Wall
Thu Mar 21 2024 Demanding our rights – Take Back the City’s community housing clinics
Meenan Square, Derry
Wed Mar 20 2024 What does it take to build homes for people who need them?
Catriona McCrudden with Take Back the City campaigners in West Belfast today
Wed Feb 28 2024 Grieving family facing eviction pleads for Ministerial intervention
Subvertising by The Yes Men in Belfast to support sustainable housing on the Mackie's site
Wed Feb 28 2024 Take Back The City vs. Tribeca: have your say on Belfast's future pt.2
Tribeca is added to the is now added to the long list of epic failures and scandals which keep happening with impunity
Wed Feb 28 2024 Take Back The City vs Tribeca: have your say on Belfast's future pt.1
‘Temporary’ is the new permanent because our collective capacity to provide social housing has delivered only around 1000 units per year for the last fifteen years
Mon Feb 05 2024 Lyons for Land Justice!
3. How could these approaches be implemented in practice?
Thu Nov 16 2023 Taking Back the City: Practical implementation at Mackie's (pt.3)
A 3D representation of the Mackie's masterplan
Wed Nov 15 2023 Mackie's Design Review
A serialised version of Chapter 3 of the 'Community Led Housing in Northern Ireland: Taking back the city' report
Mon Oct 02 2023 Taking back the city: Models of community-led housing (pt.2)
A potent, yet unexplored, solution to the crisis is Community-led housing
Fri Sep 22 2023 Taking Back the City: Community Led Housing in Northern Ireland (pt.1)
Take Back the City are determined to build community led housing on Belfast's Mackie's site
Sun Sep 17 2023 Taking Back the City: Community Led Housing in Northern Ireland
Matthew Lloyd with housing rights organisers and children at Mackie's
Mon Jun 12 2023 PRESS RELEASE: Urban Design Winner Announced!
Competition winner, Matthew Lloyd Architects
Mon Jun 12 2023 A note from Matthew Lloyd
The winning design in our international urban design competition
Mon Jun 12 2023 Mackie’s: Building the Solutions
Business as usual at Belfast City Council
Mon Jun 12 2023 Mackie’s: Sustaining the Problems
Take Back the City campaigners gather at Mackie's
Wed May 03 2023 #LE23 - The Housing Crisis
Campaigners gather outside the Opera House
Thu Mar 09 2023 SOLD OUT! - Nobody/Somebody Opera Premieres in Belfast
Martin Dunn, CEO of Dunn Development Corp
Wed Nov 23 2022 New York Developer Weighs in on Mackie's Consultation
Take Back the City campaigners gather at Mackie's
Mon Oct 17 2022 Vote now for the City of the Future!
Positive cooperation by people of all faiths and none
Tue Aug 30 2022 City of the Future event report
Discussing innovative solutions to the key issues facing our city
Tue Jul 26 2022 City of the Future - 10th and 11th August 2022
Belfast City Council plan for Mackie's is messy to say the least
Mon Jul 04 2022 On yer bike! Council pushes through flawed planning application
Design your dream community
Fri Jun 24 2022 The City of the Future: Summer Art Competition for Young People
A 25-acre brownfield site right in the middle of area with acute social housing need
Wed Jun 08 2022 If social homes aren't built at Mackie's, where will they be built?
Imagining the city of the future
Wed Jun 08 2022 The City of the Future: an urban design competition
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