February 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Public health: how landscape can improve the health of residents

Planning departments and public health professionals should work together to embed health and wellbeing into local policy

Sue Illman  theguardian.com, Sunday 23 February 2014 09.00 GMT

http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2014/feb/23/public-health-landscape-health-residents

 

A Dutch study published in 2003 looked at the health of…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on February 26, 2014 at 12:58 — No Comments

Bristol City Council Development Services E-Bulletin

Welcome to the February 2014 edition of Bristol City Council’s Development Services E-Bulletin


1)   Updates:

  • Planning User Group meeting 14 Jan 2014 – Notes from the meeting are here.  Also, a change to the proposed meeting schedule to avoid clashing with the week…
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Added by Development Services on February 18, 2014 at 12:35 — No Comments

Know Your Place wins national Urban Design award

On Wednesday 12th February City Design Group won the Urban Design Group Public Sector Award for the work the team has been doing on the Know Your Place and Our Place projects. The award was the result of a vote that was open to members of the Urban Design Group and is recognition of the contribution these tools make to encouraging greater participation in placemaking.

Richard Guise from Context4D collected the award on behalf of City Design Group at the ceremony in…

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Added by Peter Insole on February 14, 2014 at 18:54 — 1 Comment

Junction 3 wins awards

http://www.whathouse.co.uk/what-house-awardsJunction 3 has won an award for ‘Best Mixed Use Development’ at the What House? Awards 2013.



Within the same few weeks, J3 was also awarded ‘Residential Development of the Year’ at the South West Insider Property Awards 2013.



Insider said that the…

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Added by Julie Witham on February 12, 2014 at 10:11 — No Comments

Jan Gehl throws down gauntlet to London's planners

Jan Gehl challenged London’s planners to become more like New York, Melbourne or Copenhagen and to become more pedestrian-focused as well as liveable

What about Bristol?

See more of the debate at http://www.landscapeinstitute.org/news

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Added by Lucy Empson on February 6, 2014 at 19:33 — No Comments

Better housing and better places are essential if we are to tackle the UK's obesity crisis

“Better housing is essential if we are to tackle the UK's obesity crisis: The places where people live and work influence the success of other public health measures to improve exercise and diet”

Guarfian Healthcare Network 14 January 2014…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on February 3, 2014 at 21:31 — No Comments

New RIBA report - 'City Health Check – How Design Can Save Lives and Money'

England losing almost £1bn a year due to poorly designed public space

www.architecture.com/CityHealthCheck

New research published today (Thursday 30 January) by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) exclusively reveals the clear link between land use and public health in English cities. The new report 'City Health Check – How Design Can Save Lives and Money' compares three major health issues:…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on February 3, 2014 at 21:17 — No Comments

Urban Planning and Public Health in a Rapidly Urbanising World

Interesting blog from Cliff Hague, particularly the last couple of paragraphs. He is contributing a chapter to a book that Hugh Barton is editing, 'Planning for health and well-being' that will be published later this year by Routledge.

 

Stephen

 

Urban Planning and Public Health in a Rapidly Urbanising World

Posted January 3, 2014 by Cliff Hague…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on February 3, 2014 at 21:14 — No Comments

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