News & insight.

Our thoughts

Can either party give first-time buyers hope?

If the cliché of “the first step is the hardest” applies anywhere, it certainly applies to the housing market. The Building Societies Association says that first-time buyers are facing the toughest conditions in 70 years, with the average age of…

Read More »

Deriving Social Value from Mixed-Use Schemes

Deriving Social Value from Mixed-Use Schemes In the ongoing discourse about urban development, mixed-use schemes stand out for their potential to integrate various aspects of daily life into a cohesive environment. These developments, which blend residential, commercial, and recreational facilities,…

Read More »

ECF at the House of Two in Mumbai, India! 

Earlier this year, ECF was invited by House of Two, a multidisciplinary design studio in Mumbai, India, to give a collaborative talk on ‘Placemaking for Children in Spaces’. It was a pleasure to share thoughts with a team who, like…

Read More »

Hartree Engagement in March!

March has been an exciting month of engagement for ECF in Cambridge for the Hartree project! Over the last month, ECF along with the Hartree project team have met and engaged with a great many people and received a lot…

Read More »

Early and Effective: Mastering Community Engagement

Timing is a critical factor in community engagement. Initiating involvement at the project’s inception, preferably during the conceptual phase, is essential. Such early involvement not only empowers community members by giving them a sense of control and participation in decisions…

Read More »

Projects shortlisted for the Pineapples

Two projects that ECF are proud to have worked on, Hartree in North East Cambridge and the Investing in Woolwich programme, have been shortlisted in this year’s Pineapple Awards. The Hartree project has been nominated in the community engagement category,…

Read More »

ECF is Hiring!

We are looking to grow our team with an Account Manager or a Senior Account Manager. You will be joining a growing team of experienced community engagement professionals from varied backgrounds but with a shared passion for creating positive change…

Read More »