September 2014 Blog Posts (4)

The Community Is an Urban Design Asset

A very interesting blog post on UBM's Future Cities site features our Know Your Place and Our Place projects as meaningful ways to enable public participation in place making and draws some interesting parallels.

Some of the comments on the blog post make for interesting reading particularly as they vear towards a common blurring of urban design and architecture. There is also an interesting comment about the risk of repeating the same mistakes by studying the old.

See what you…


Added by Peter Insole on September 9, 2014 at 17:06 — No Comments

Great Place nomination for Christmas Steps Arts Quarter


Added by Vicky Welchman on September 8, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Opening of The Hub and Love Lockleaze Festival at Gainsborough Square

The official opening of The Hub at Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze takes place on Saturday 6th September. The opening will be followed by the ‘Love Lockleaze’ Festival to celebrate all that is great in Lockleaze. This is a partnership between United Communities and the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust who will manage The Hub.

The new development project includes 28 affordable homes, a new community hub and space for local businesses. The community hub will include a hall available for…


Added by Lucy Empson on September 5, 2014 at 13:07 — 2 Comments

Making the City Playable

Forget about smart cities, Playable City ideas – like Bristol’s water slide or its temporary play streets – are a human response to the coldness and anonymity of the urban environment. This article from The Guardian highlights a number of interesting projects in Bristol and gives details of a forthcoming international conference on the Playable City to be held at the Watershed (10/11 September 2014)…


Added by Julie Witham on September 4, 2014 at 20:11 — No Comments

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