February 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Building for Life 12 launched

Building for Life 12 has just been launched, and is worth looking at for anyone involved in designing residential neighbourhoods.

BfL12 is designed to help local communities become more involved in design conversations and in shaping development proposals. Its 12 questions provide a structure for discussions between local communities, the local planning authority, the developer and other stakeholders, to ensure that the design of new homes and their neighbourhood are as attractive,…


Added by Julie Witham on February 27, 2013 at 23:22 — No Comments

Our Place community context mapping toolkit

English Heritage are funding a new project to develop a context mapping toolkit for local communities. In partnership with local groups and urban design specialists, Context 4D, City Design Group will be developing the toolkit through a series of mapping workshops across Bristol.

The first of these workshops has already started in St Pauls where we have been mapping the local area with Year 5 pupils from St Barnabas…


Added by Peter Insole on February 27, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Bristol’s draft Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy Consultation

Bristol's draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been produced by the Health and Wellbeing Board (part of the reform of the NHS) and is out for consultation - responses back by Friday 10 May 2013.


The key themes of the strategy are to make Bristol a place:

• filled…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on February 26, 2013 at 12:54 — No Comments

Do we need more car parking?

A recent paper in Urban Design International by Christopher McCahill and Norman Garrick, based on research on 12 different American cities suggests not. A summary can be accessed at: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/02/cars-and-robust-cities-are-fundamentally-incompatible/4651

Cars take up a lot of space, especially when it comes to storing them all…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on February 26, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

A Guide to Creating Great Cities at Eye Level

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 8:00am PST by Jonathan Nettler http://www.planetizen.com/node/60732

The result of a collaborative effort between five editors and 43 professionals from around the world, a new open-source book documents the essential concepts and strategies for creating great cities at eye level - along the ground floor ("plinths").

Ground floors, or "plinths," are the most crucial parts of buildings for creating…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on February 15, 2013 at 15:51 — No Comments

Jamie Fobert: Space for Art. Lecture at Arnolfini Wednesday 6 February, 18:30, £6/£4

Join the Architecture Centre at Arnolfini on Wednesday evening as we welcome architect Jamie Fobert to Bristol to talk about his work with art institutions.


Jamie has worked on numerous projects with arts organisations and will be speaking about the extension for Tate St Ives currently underway. He will also be touching upon his work with artists and curators at Tate, including working with Patrick Keillor in the Duveen galleries at Tate Britain in 2012 (more about the…


Added by Jodie Marks on February 5, 2013 at 15:47 — No Comments

BCC Development Services E-Bulletin No 19 - February2013

Welcome to the February 2013 edition of Bristol City Council's Development Services e-bulletin
1) Updates…

Added by Development Services on February 5, 2013 at 10:19 — No Comments

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