Leicester Waterside has all the hard stuff it needs to kick off. A varied collection of sturdy buildings of all ages, a great bunch of committed local businesses, a position in the thick of it abutting the main road into town, the city centre, parks, the canal, a river....All that was needed was a bit of the soft stuff, a forum to put everyone in touch with each other through which to pool all the incredible energy and goodwill, and turn it into facts on the ground and help to get things moving.
A short film about incremental regeneration and community bottom-up urbanism in the city of Leicester, England.
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Film team was Marialena Kassimidi, Adam Nathaniel Furman and Simon Rochowski