January 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Last night at The Arnolfini

It's not every night you get Jan Gehl and David Mackay visiting Bristol to talk about how our city could become one of the best places to live in the world.  

Last night's talk at the Arnolfini was focussed on the work the Redcliffe Forum have been doing these past couple of days (and past…


Added by Nat Roberton on January 23, 2013 at 16:18 — 2 Comments

Bristol from above in 1946

We've added a new layer to Know Your Place. It comes courtesy of English Heritage from their collection of RAF aerial photographs. There are thousands of these images in their collections and we have tried to create a single layer from one RAF flight in 1946.

The majority of this new layer comes from a series of photographs taken on December 4th 1946, however, we have had to…


Added by Peter Insole on January 14, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

National Design Network Launched

Launched in December 2012, The Design Network links eight existing not-for-profit organisations providing design review, design support, training, community engagement and place-based economic development services throughout England (outside London).

They have come together to form an alliance to strengthen their common identity and to facilitate working together including marketing and external links. The members have been working together informally for five years so there are…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on January 11, 2013 at 17:43 — No Comments

Power, Heart, Imagination: new model regeneration Bristol fashion - free panel discussion, 22 January

Dear friends

You are invited to this public event on 22 January chaired by Bristol Mayor George Ferguson – details below and at http://www.architecturecentre.co.uk/events_Power-Heart-Imagination-new-model-regeneration-Bristol-fashion; free but booking essential via Arnolfini


Article in today’s post…


Added by Amy Harrison on January 11, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

"Walking is the best medicine" - Can you limit your sleeping and sitting to 23 and ½ hours a day?

 Watch this short (ten minute) video

“23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?”


How do we help people 'take this medicine' ? What is the best way of creating an environment that helps make active travel (walking and cycling) and physical activity need to become the norm in communities

Added by Stephen Hewitt on January 7, 2013 at 19:20 — No Comments

STBA publishes report on Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings

Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) published its report “Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings” in September 2012.


It calls for an overhaul of the retrofitting process to maximise the effectiveness of sustainability improvements to buildings built before 1919 that account for a quarter of the country’s housing stock. It identifies existing research and guidance relating to the refurbishment of traditional buildings and…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on January 7, 2013 at 14:53 — No Comments

EBulletin No 18 January 2013

Welcome to the January 2013 edition of Bristol City Council's Development Services e-bulletin produced by the Development Management and Building Regulations & Standards services

1) Updates

  • Planning User Group - The next meeting is 8.30 am  on 15 January. Suggested agenda items welcome.
  • Accredited Agents - In answer to a recent question, agents can still apply to…

Added by Development Services on January 7, 2013 at 8:32 — No Comments

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