chapter  7
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Learning from Lilac

There are many lessons that may be drawn from a project like Lilac that is so different and broad ranging. What I do in this chapter is reflect on some of the lessons that will, hopefully, be useful to a range of people reading Low Impact Living. I cluster these into the following: emerging community groups attempting to take their own project forward; those in the construction and the development sector who will be helping groups build projects; practitioners such as architects, quantity surveyors and engineers who will be working with these groups; and representatives in local and national governments who will be using policy and funding streams to enable similar projects. These lessons and recommendations are necessarily broad, as I am aware that I do not want to make this too UK focused. Enabling frameworks, policy mechanisms and funding streams are notoriously changeable and heavily context dependent, and we should be cautious about building strategic advice around them.