April 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Know Your Place image of the week

I'm going to start a KYP image of the week blog because we are getting some lovely pictures at the moment.

This is my favourite from last week by Freda Brown of Hillfields …


Added by Peter Insole on April 30, 2012 at 15:46 — No Comments

Useful neighbourhood plan links

Since joining twitter I have seen a few useful links and use of social media in neighbourhood planning.

See http://holbeachplan.org/ where, like Old Market, the community have opted for a realistic, scaled down approach even though they had funding for a full neighbourhood plan.

And there generally seems to be a growing online community who are trying to tackle the issues of localism. See …


Added by Peter Insole on April 29, 2012 at 14:46 — No Comments

The Downs 150 Oral History Project

We have just completed the Downs 150 oral history project in partnership with Wildman and Herring Ltd.

The project was commissioned by Bristol City Council and funded by the Heritage Lottery with the aim of recording information about how the Downs have contributed to the City since the space was protected by Act of Parliament 150 years ago.

Our work involved using a series of oral histories collected by Tot Foster in 2011 for classroom resources. We took classes from Burnbush…


Added by Local Learning on April 29, 2012 at 14:23 — No Comments

Social media and local engagement workshop

Yesterday I attended a workshop in Birmingham that explored new ways to involve communities in heritage and localism. There was a strong focus on social media tools and Design Bristol was heralded as an exemplar approach.

#histenviron was used throughout the day in tweets to demonstrate how twitter can create a buzz around a project to reach new audiences and encourage wider conversations.

Also an audioboo channel was created for the day…


Added by Peter Insole on April 25, 2012 at 9:37 — No Comments

Get some mud on those boots

A local community garden project is taking place at Strawberry Square Bridge learning Campus this weekend. They are looking for local community volunteers on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd from 10.30am.

An added bonus is that the BBC are supporting and filming the event for a programme to be shown over the summer.…


Added by Lucy Empson on April 18, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments



I am Bristol based and have recently started up a blog - Landscapism - as a forum to discuss, promote and bring together landscape related themes, subject matter and marginalia of all kinds.


Posts that may be of…


Added by Eddie Procter on April 18, 2012 at 9:55 — No Comments

Bristol green capital - time for the smelly city?

A different perspective on what Bristol, or any other city would be like if it was a green capital?

Not really about being a smelly city - more a change of smells from petrol fumes and vehicel exhausts.


Sanitary City vs. Sustainable City - Who Wins, Who Loses?

Walker Wells

Sun, 15 April 2012


What aspects of urbanism and quality of…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on April 17, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Landscape Architects: "the new revolutionaries"?

An interesting blog piece about how landscape architects work and rethink urban green space: New Revolutionaries?

Added by Richard Goldthorpe on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Ask an Architect Event - The Architecture Centre Bristol

Ask an Architect Event. 

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April at The Architecture Centre, Bristol. 

Need some advice on your Grand Design or small extension. 

The Bristol Society of Architects have arranged an…


Added by RIBA Bristol & Bath Branch on April 14, 2012 at 15:04 — No Comments

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