Inspiring great place-making
Added by Trisha Jean-Marie on August 24, 2011 at 10:31 — No Comments
Thought-provoking website created by the Department Energy and Climate Change. Create your My2050 world for the UK.
Added by Julie Witham on August 22, 2011 at 15:23 — No Comments
Writer and cultural critic Owen Hatherley attacks the architectural results of recent "urban regeneration". He regrets the loss of confidence in a vision of how cities of the future should be. Defending the buildings of the 1960s, he says, "even the most reviled of blocks contain spacious apartments", whereas, "The new blocks you can see everywhere are designed from the outside in - irregular windows and brightly coloured cladding hides the tiny mean proportions and a total lack of planning…Continue
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Christchurch, New Zealand has published its draft redevlopment plan as a result of the earthquake in February this year. It is proposing a 'garden city' approach with the city set within a network of parks and green spaces; low rise buildings and creation of a memorial to the 181 people who died in the quake.
The plan has been formed out of over 100,000 ideas submitted by the public and is now open for consultaion comments until the 16th September.
Added by Lucy Empson on August 12, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments
For those of you with an interest in the recent news of Bristol's Local Enterprise Zone, and LEZs in general, here is a link to a programme broadcast on Radio 4 yesterday that takes a look at the policy and practice of this recent initiative.
Added by Nat Roberton on August 10, 2011 at 15:06 — No Comments
Worth a watch if you have 5mins...
Added by Trisha Jean-Marie on August 9, 2011 at 12:45 — No Comments
Bristol residents are being urged to sign up for a campaign aimed at restoring and bringing back into use an historic Bristol building.
The Bristol Buildings Preservation Trust, in partnership with Ashton Park School, is seeking up to £1 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the Lower Lodge, the original town gatehouse to the Ashton Court Estate.
The Grade II*-listed Georgian building, which is located in the grounds of the school on Ashton Road, is…Continue
Added by Alastair Brook on August 4, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
Interesting event nearby..
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The planning system is going through a radical overhaul. In parallel to the Localism Bill there are two major consultations out.
On 25 June 2011 the Government started a consultation on how change of use is handled in the planning system by publishing an issues paper. The deadline for comments is 1 Sept 2011). The paper is the first stage of that review and is intended to promote discussion and serve as an invitation to interested parties to submit evidence of any issues…Continue
Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 4, 2011 at 10:34 — No Comments
Episode 1 of the Secret Life of Buildings can be seen on 4oD (Channel 4's watch again) for the next four weeks.
Worth watching for healthy planning, architecture and urban…Continue
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The first episode of the programme The Secret Life of Buildings (see Events section for details) explored the impact the design of buildings and their surroundings can have on us - on our identity and self-esteem, and on relationships, our chances at school, and even our weight and immune system. The first programme focused on our homes - why the UK has some the smallest modern houses, smallest room sizes and very little natural daylight. I've attached some photos of some of the examples…Continue
Added by Lucy Empson on August 2, 2011 at 18:27 — No Comments