PTE has been working with communities for over 40 years to find out what people really want from their neighbourhoods and to help deliver change which benefits everyone. Development has become an increasingly controversial process, and PTE can help developers and local people to steer a more consensual course.
When it comes to neighbourhood and estate regeneration PTE has gained the confidence of many communities which may have suffered disappointment and false starts, drawing disparate voices together to produce a practical vision for the future.
The essential tools of community engagement are the ability to listen, to explain and to inspire. We exercise these through exhibitions, workshops and focus groups; web forums, newsletters and opinion surveys; filmmaking, fun-days and youth projects.