Two case studies produced by practitioners in Glasgow Community Planning Partnership’s Thriving Places, about asset mapping and community consultation processes.

Thriving Places is a ten-year commitment from Glasgow Community Planning Partnership (CPP): by public services operating through principles of co-production, capacity-building and working with assets, Thriving Places seeks to combat inequalities and achieve better outcomes for residents in nine neighbourhoods experiencing high levels of deprivation in Glasgow.

These case studies were  produced as part of the collaborative work by What Works Scotland and Glasgow Community Planning Partnership (CPP) .

Owning the Process: Taking a ‘Thriving Places’ Approach to Asset Mapping

By Alistair Mitchell, Community Connector for Ruchill and Possilpark Thriving Place

This case study focuses on asset mapping practice in Ruchill and Possilpark Thriving Place and considers the process and result of this work, for both communities and services working in partnership. It looks at three sources of information: two asset maps; structured interviews with the map creators; and a questionnaire sent to representatives of partner organisations. It finds that asset mapping and asset maps are two very different things.

Avoiding Short-Circuits: Taking a ‘Thriving Places’ Approach to Consultation

By Anthony Morrow, Community Development Officer for Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association in the Priesthill and Househillwood Thriving Place

This case study compares and contrasts consultation approaches taken in the early stages of Priesthill and Househillwood Thriving Place. It seeks to stimulate thinking about the choices to be made and the opportunities to embody a Thriving Place approach through community consultation and engagement. It proposes taking a conversation-based approach which is compatible with the Thriving Places ethos.

Type of publication: Practitioner research report

Date of publication: April 2017

Developing the case studies

See more about the collaborative process used by Glasgow CPP and What Works Scotland to generate case study evidence in Glasgow’s Thriving Places.