Inspiring great place-making
A really, really big cinemagraph of Stokes Croft, Bristol acts as the backdrop of the video for Tanya Lacey's brand new single "Born To Fly". Stokes Croft looks great – and the music is quite catchy.
For those who don’t know, Tanya Lacey is a Bristol singer of English and Antiguan descent. She signed to the record label Sony…Continue
Bristol Green Doors, for anyone who still doesn't know, is the UK's biggest and brightest open homes weekend for sharing learning about energy efficiency and renewables for our homes.
The event, running both Saturday 17 and Sunday 18th March 2012, is hugely enjoyable and rewarding and this year there are opportunities for taking part - even if you don't feel your home quite qualifies as eco enough!
Event Stewards support householders at their homes during the weekend. It's…
Added by Mark Leach on February 28, 2012 at 10:04 — No Comments
The local representative group, Community in Partnership Knowle West, has endorsed the completed Filwood Broadway Framework. Bristol City Council’s City Design Group has worked alongside local residents and the police to produce the document. The Framework will pave the way for major changes…Continue
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In my role as City Archaeologist, I have been fortunate in being able to visit one of the most exciting development sites being built in the city - the old Courages Brewery which closed in 1999. I thought that I would share some photos with you which show the development as it progresses.…Continue
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The Future Homes Commission has been tasked with conducting an inquiry into the quality of newly built housing with the aim of understanding how people live today, what they need and expect from their homes and whether the design and delivery of new homes is fit for purpose.
The Commission, chaired by Sir John Banham, former Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), has now called for evidence from the public, housebuilding industry, architects, academia and…Continue
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Researchers look at the largely suburban South Bay area of Los Angeles to offer ways to retrofit auto-oriented suburbs for more pedestrian travel.
"Researchers have spilled much ink debating the feasibility of alternatives to car travel, but have focused less on how suburbs built for the car might be transformed to accommodate…
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Scott Carlson profiles the work of Dr. Richard J. Jackson, chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA's School of Public Health, one of the leading voices calling for better urban design for the sake of good health.
For much of the past decade, Dr. Jackson has been trumpeting the connection between urban design and many of…
Added by Stephen Hewitt on February 20, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments
You may be interested to know that the Urbanism Awards 2013 are open and The Academy Of Urbanism are encouraging nominations. So, why not take a bit of time to nominate places from the UK and Ireland (+ mainland Europe for the City category) for an award? Think about:
What places would you like to see recognised?
What places are offering potential lessons in good urbanism?
The Urbanism Awards seek to disseminate lessons in placemaking at the level of the City, Town,…Continue
Added by City Design Group on February 17, 2012 at 17:39 — No Comments
I don't think this would work everywhere, but perhaps in Stokes Croft or Old Market? Elsewhere?
Popuphood, a project aiming to dramatically revitalize the Old Oakland neighborhood by offering six months of free rent to five retail establishments on one…Continue