Bristol Resources


Local urban design resources available on the web to facilitate better place-making....

Mayor's Vision For Bristol

The Mayor's vision outlines the vision to support every citizen to reach their potential by creating successful places in which to live, work and play. This is so Bristol can maintain its position and growing reputation as the most liveable city in the UK.


Know Your Place
Know Your Place Bristol City Council's award-winning web-based mapping resource designed to share information about historic Bristol. This is an essential tool for developers. neighbourhood partnerships and built 
                              environment professionals engaged in projects in Bristol.
                              Click here

Our Place

Our Place develops and tests a character mapping toolkit that could be used by communities for a variety of neighbourhood projects. These projects have ranged from neighbourhood planning and conservation area appraisals to historic landscape assessment and public realm proposals. The Our Place project document includes five case studies, a report on the Know Your Place participation in heritage event and a user guide to street surveys. Click here

Heritage Eye

This is a free app which enables members of the public to undertake their own Listed Building survey and assess whether the structure is suffering from neglect or abuse. A completed survey can then be submitted to Know Your Place for validation by Conservation Officers.The app will contribute to the maintenance of Bristol’s buildings at risk register and help officers manage the heritage of the city. Click here


Bristol Local Plan
Bristol City Council's suite of planning documents prepared to guide development decisions in the city over a 20-year period. Design policies are embedded throughout the documents. Click here

Architecture Centre
The Architecture Centre's principal aims are to demonstrate the value of good design and, by increasing people's awareness and enjoyment of their built environment, to stimulate the demand for design excellence. The Centre’s programme includes exhibitions, events, lectures and critical debate, work with artists, and visits to inspiring buildings. It works across Bristol and the South West. Click here


Art and the Public Realm Bristol
To celebrate 10 years of public art in Bristol, the City Council has launched a new website to showcase a decade of groundbreaking artists’ projects in the City. The website provides information on permanent and temporary artworks, and an archive of past projects. The site features an interactive map to help you find one of the many works around the city (google maps) as well as info on forthcoming projects, events, audio recordings of the Art and the City talks series, publications and much more. For further info click here


                             Streets Alive

Are the national group, based in Bristol, promoting street parties at all times of the year.  They facilitate Meet My Street mixer events such as street parties, 'street meets', picnics, lounges and web pages to build community spirit.  For further info click here


Bristol Civic Society is an independent, voluntary organisation that exists to improve Bristol’s built environment and celebrate its heritage. Through their working groups, they seek to influence development of major sites, and new planning and transport policy. Visit their website for more information.

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