September 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Planning to be active: changing the way we live - Guardian article

Planning to be active: changing the way we live: Tweaking the planning system to emphasise the importance of public health could save money and lives

by Neil Blackshaw Guardian Professional, Wednesday 19 September 2012 09.41 BST

http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2012/sep/19/planning-public-health-local-government?CMP=

The debate over…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on September 27, 2012 at 17:46 — No Comments

Placemaking and the Future of Cities

The UN Habitat project in partnership with the Project for Public Spaces has recently published a report on the importance of placemaking in the future development of cities.

 

The report sets out 10 principles for successful placemaking in cities and a series of case studies from the global south. While the focus is on the global south the principles…

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Added by Nat Roberton on September 27, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Towards a Bristol Local List

Bristol has lost a large number of buildings or other structures which were either of historic importance or contributed positively in some way to the distinctiveness of the local scene. 

Together with community groups, business interests and anyone who has an interest in preserving the character of their local area, Bristol City Council is looking to…

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Added by Bob Jones on September 18, 2012 at 11:40 — No Comments

The Red Ball Project

I really like this project. Brilliant temporary interactive public art that is playful and reframes humble and not so humble public spaces across the globe. The link below is to a slideshow of what happened when the redball visited the UK.

 

http://redballproject.com/uk

Added by Nat Roberton on September 17, 2012 at 16:11 — No Comments

A new layer for Know Your Place

We've just added the Hartley Collection layer to Know Your Place.

The collection is made up of (mostly full-plate glass) negatives taken by commercial photographers Veale & Co during the 1930s and 1940s. These plates were abandoned by them when they moved from their Victoria Street premises in the 1960s. They were recovered by Ian Hartley, who brought them out of the derelict building a few at a time. He sold the entire collection to the Bristol Industrial Museum in…

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Added by Peter Insole on September 11, 2012 at 9:33 — No Comments

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

1) Updates:
  • CIL - see item 2 below
  • Planning Online - There has been a recent tweak to the way documents are listed on Planning Online.  The change is that documents are…
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Added by BC on September 5, 2012 at 14:07 — No Comments

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