Gabriel Chanan

Photo by Noel Chanan

Gabriel is a social researcher and playwright. He directed research and policy at the Community Development Foundation from 1990 to 2005. From 2005-8 he advised UK government on policies to stimulate residents to be actively involved in their local communities. He carried out pioneering Europe-wide research on resident involvement in urban regeneration, and has written widely on strategies for community development.
His book for Troubador, Shakespeare and Democracy,has also provided the basis for two plays about Shakespeare.
See for more about both the book, the plays and Gabriel's work on community development.
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Portrait by Aurora Spain