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This project is being brought to life by an interdisciplinary team of experienced community facilitators, educators, energy experts and urban planners led by Carbon Coop.

Carbon Coop

Project lead

Carbon Coop will be leading on project management, in-community education & facilitation, energy expertise and advice and pilot project set-up.

Aneaka Kaur Kellay

Engagement and Pilots project lead (Carbon Coop)

I’m passionate about working towards creating fairer and more just societies. I love working with people, and working together to change things for the better. I love mountains, cycling and good food!

Carly Harper

Engagement Officer (Carbon Coop)

I work with the local community groups and wider Oldham population

I love meeting new people and learning about their experiences, especially if tea and biscuits are involved! 

Brandon Denny

Communications & Engagement Assistant (Carbon Coop)

I co-manage our social media pages, photography at workshops, help out with anything in the workshops and creating videos for the project and documentary.

I am very passionate about filmmaking, filming and editing. I love telling a story through film and I have been doing it since I was around 10 years old.

Laura Williams

Project Manager (Carbon Coop)

My role involves a bit of everything, coordinating across the Oldham Energy Futures programme.

Anything outdoors or involving food I’m there for! At the weekend you’ll find me out in the mountains rock climbing, walking or cycling, often followed by a pub lunch.

Britt Jurgensen

Community programme & communications (Carbon Coop)

I co-develop the workshop programme, facilitate workshops in Westwood and co-ordinate all the different aspects of how we tell the story of the work in different channels, so articles, films, social media and also a podcast.

I love stories. I read a lot and also binge-watch TV series. I love to hear people’s stories, find ways for them to be shared and for people to write new narratives for their place or community.


Urban Design Cooperative

Urban planning cooperative Urbed will offer their expertise in community-led energy action planning to support the project.

Lorenza Casini

Associate Principle (Urbed)

My role on the project is urban design consultant and workshop facilitator 

I love helping create vibrant and sustainable places for people to live, work, learn and play. I believe that good neighbourhoods, towns and cities should offer everyone a high quality of life.

Kat Wong

Urban Designer (Urbed)

I love cycling! I love being involved in the design of streets that prioritise walking and cycling!

Oldham Council

Local Authority

Oldham Council will be providing strategic oversight, community connections and Oldham specific data sets.

Dr. Hannah Knox

University College London (UCL)

Anthropologist Hannah Knox will produce a research paper to be published in the journal Big Data and Society illustrating how publicly available datasets can be used for local benefit, and the challenges of utilising data within conflicted and complex communities.


Centre for Local Economic Strategies

Community wealth building advocates CLES will support us to explore the potential local economic benefits that the plans and projects could lock-in for Oldham and a toolkit ready to be shared with others interested in leading a similar process locally.

Dr. Jamie O’Brien

Research Fellow at ThinkLab, Salford University

Academic and data analyst Jamie O’Brien will be helping us to aggregate, map and visualize data sets to inform the local energy action planning process.



Leeds Environmental Design Associates

Engineering cooperative LEDA will provide technical support to the pilot projects.

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