Helene Rudlin

Helene is now the volunteer manager at Hulme Community Garden Centre


Helene helped to establish URBED in Manchester and was office manager from 1996 to 2008. She now works with the Hulme Community Garden Centre having gained an RHS Module 2 with the Royal Horticulture Society and completed a Permaculture Design Certificate.

At the Hulme Community Garden Centre, where she works as a Volunteers Coordinator and horticultural trainer, is a non-for-profit organisation bringing the community together through gardening, www.hulmegardencentre.org.uk. She retains close links with URBED.

A French national she originally worked for the BBC North West before becoming a freelance consultant specialising in international urban regeneration networks. She was a member of Quartiers En Crise (Neighbourhood in Crisis), an EEC funded network which included 12 European countries. Through work with the Urban Regeneration Consultancy she was responsible for managing Anglo-French exchanges for the Waltham Forest Housing Action.

She worked on a range of URBED projects including the Barnsley and Irvine Bay Studies and a feasibility study for the Bridewell Artists Studio Association in Liverpool. Helene initiated a number of public art project including Signs Of Life for the North British Housing Association in Manchester and the management and implementation of a public art strategy for the new park in Hulme, Manchester.

Helene Rudlin