August 2012 Blog Posts (11)

After Bristol's "See No Evil" project earlier this month, what about hip-hop architecture?

Or perhaps in Bristol that should be 'trip-hop' architecture!

For the full story with pictures go to: - summary below.

Hip-Hop Architecture Remixes Global Design…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 29, 2012 at 15:47 — No Comments

Horizon House (Environment Agency HQ) to open to the public on Open Doors Day Horizon House,  head office building for the Environment Agency, is to open to the public on Bristol Doors Open Day. Horizon House is in Bristol city centre on Deanery Road (BS1 5AH). It will be open to visitors between 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturday 8th September. Staff will lead tours of the building throughout the day, highlighting many of the green…


Added by Julie Witham on August 23, 2012 at 9:55 — No Comments

HSN (healthy sustainable neighbourhoods) placemaker -

If you haven't come across it yet, I recommend you have a look at the HSN Placemaker -

Developed in Glasgow, it is rather fun and would be a useful community engagement tool.

The HSN Placemaker invites you to explore the links between health and wellbeing and the quality of the places in which people live, work and play.

This toolkit lets you think about your neighbourhood however large or small, your…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 21, 2012 at 17:03 — No Comments

A New Tool for Measuring Walkability

An interesting series of articles (see links at the end), all worth reading, that give a more nuanced view of how far people will walk than a standard 400m/5 mins - and what influences it. Could be worth looking at the Bristol Central Area Action Pland and Movement and Public Realm Framework from a walkability perspective. 

In urban centres (what he calls Transect 5) the distance can be 3/4 mile (1.2 km) or more, while in the car park of an out-of-centre retail park it can be down to…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 20, 2012 at 17:54 — No Comments

Berlin maps out 775 years of its history

Berlin is celebrating its 775th anniversary in October and Landscape Architect Lisa Hankow has been painting a giant map of the city near Alexanderplatz.  The art installation measures 50m by 50m at 1:775 scale.  See more images at…


Added by Lucy Empson on August 20, 2012 at 14:33 — No Comments

Beer and place-making

Are we making the most of Bath Ales, Butcombe, Bristol Beer Factory, Wickwar, Arbor Ales, Great Western Brewing Company, Towles' Fine Ales, RCH, Cotswold Spring, Cheddar Ales and Bath Ales? Another strand to the Bristol Independents campaign ( Bristol - City of Beer.…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 16, 2012 at 15:50 — No Comments

Sacrilege (College Green Saturday 18th August)

Jeremy Deller has created a life-size bouncy castle version of Stonehedge, entitled Sacrilege that will be touring the UK this summer as a part of the London 2012 Festival and the…


Added by Aldo Rinaldi on August 9, 2012 at 11:33 — No Comments

Ungridlocked - lessons from New York for Bristol's new mayor?

This recent article from City  Journal - - gives a great idea of what can be achieved across a city with commitment. If New York can pedestrianise Times Square and Broadway then what can we do with the Centre.

A city-wide transport programme has included improvements to bus service, more facilites for cyclists, re-engineering of roads and other…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 6, 2012 at 14:10 — No Comments

The Olympic Park - gold medals for the park?

The London 2012 Olympic Park is the most significant landscape architecture project for 150 years, creating 100 ha of much-needed new parkland. By adopting rigorous principles of sustainable development, the site provides a valuable and high profile example of how to restore and repair a neglected and highly contaminated urban area.

In developing the park it included extensive demolition and the decontamination of nearly two million tonnes of soil (the largest ever soil-washing…


Added by Lucy Empson on August 2, 2012 at 12:27 — No Comments

August 2012 edition of Bristol City Council's Development Services e-bulletin

 Welcome to the August 2012 edition of Bristol City Council's Development Services e-bulletin produced by the Development Management and Building Regulations & Standards services

1) Updates:
  • CIL - The…

Added by Development Services on August 1, 2012 at 14:17 — No Comments

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