Latest information is available on my blog Designing for Civil Society
The 'Online' element of Partnerships Online goes back to 1995, when I started a project which grew into UK Communities Online. Partnerships Online is now developing the 'how to' complement to UKCO's campaigning and networking programme, and other projects showing how new media technology can benefit communities.
The emphasis on partnership goes back 20 years, when I left journalism to try and build consensus for action in urban and rural regeneration, rather than write about the conflicts involved.
- Partnership projects 1978-1995. Community development trusts for local regeneration, 'how to' publications, national support programmes.
- UK Communities Online 1995-1998. Inspiration from US networks, backing from BT, DTI, IBM leading to a UK campaign and network.
- Recent development. UK Communities Online and Partnerships Online summer 1997-spring 1998.