Inspiring great place-making
I am an urban designer in the City Design Group with a particular focus on the Bristol Legible City project - The blue maps and signposts you see out and about in Bristol are the most obvious elements of this project.
Bristol Legible City was initiated in the early 2000's and is a unique concept to improve people's understanding and experience of the city through the implementation of identity, information and transport projects integrated with artists' work.
The project is recognised internationally as best practice in city wayfinding and has inspired similar schemes in other cities including London's Legible London initiative.
There's lots more information on the project at this website http://www.bristollegiblecity.info/ which is a bit outdated now and soon to be revamped.
I have a personal interest in sound environment of the city and what makes Bristol sound unique.
Kristen Jeffers making the case for getting the basics right.
Today the Mayor signs a declaration making Bristol the first city in the UK to sign up to the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life.
Much of the shape and direction of urban design as it is practiced in public life has been influenced by a few key people and of these one of the most promiment, and surely most popular is Jane Jacobs. She challenged modernist orthodoxy and championed…Continue