Study Groups

    The Investment & Innovation Study Group met between May – September 2016. Study Group participants included representatives from Derry City & Strabane District Council, Dog Ears, Innovation NI, the Young Foundation, Greater Shantallow Area Partnership, the Nerve Centre and Enterprise NW.


    One of the main outcomes from the Study Group process was a piece of research conducted by Phil Wood, author of the Intercultural City and expert at city transformation. We commissioned Phil to carry out research into international examples of other cities that have successfully changed the narrative and perception of their city. To read the research report click below:

    Rewriting the narrative of a place

    Other points of action included:

    • To work on developing a new narrative for the North West along the lines of the ‘I Amsterdam’ model which could involve re-invigorating the Legenderry Campaign – ‘We are Legenderry’.
    • Questions around ‘what makes Derry/Londonderry Legenderry’ to become part of the focus for the engagement/pop-up discussion sessions of the project.
    • Gather evidence of interest and support for the ‘We are Legenderry movement.
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