December 2013 Blog Posts (9)

The 100 "Best" books on city-making ever?

Looking for something to spend those Christmas book tokens on (at your local independent book-seller).

Is your favourite included or missing?

Stephen

 

The 100 "Best" Books on City-Making Ever Written?…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on December 24, 2013 at 16:33 — No Comments

Iceland's hidden elves delay road projects

Why worry about bats, newts, great crested newts, wild orchids and town/village green applications when you can have elves?

A seasonal story from Iceland

Best wishes for 2014

Stephen

 

Iceland's hidden elves delay road projects

By Jenna Gottlieb - Dec. 22, 2013 1:17 PM EST…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on December 24, 2013 at 10:01 — No Comments

"Urbanized" a documentary film by Gary Hustwit

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on December 23, 2013 at 14:06 — No Comments

Poor neighborhoods may contribute to poor health

Poor neighborhoods may contribute to poor health

 By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times

October 20, 2011

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-obesity-neighborhoods-20111020,0,2373227.story

 

A study of low-income residents in L.A. and four other U.S. cities finds that those who moved into better-off areas may become healthier than those who stayed…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on December 23, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

New Faculty of Public Health statements on built environment, transport, food and obesity

Integrated approach needed to improve health

http://www.fph.org.uk/integrated_approach_needed_to_improve_health

FPH has published expert resources on a range of issues connected to food, the environment, transport and obesity that demonstrate the importance of an integrated approach to improving people's health.



The evidenced-based position and briefing statements, which are…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on December 23, 2013 at 11:20 — No Comments

Camilla van Deurs - Cities for People - http://www.blog.urbact.eu/2013/11/cities-for-people/

http://www.blog.urbact.eu/2013/11/cities-for-people/

The conversation on urban design must change in focus from the physical structure of the cities to the people who live in them. This is the strongly held belief of Camilla van Deurs, a partner with Danish architectural practice Gehl Architects, which works around the world implementing its vision of creating resilient places that are liveable today and sustainable…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on December 23, 2013 at 11:14 — No Comments

Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places

The role of land use in creating communities that encourage healthy living choices is explored in two new publications from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Chicago, USA, Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places and…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on December 13, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

New TCPA report 'Planning Healthier Places' - www.tcpa.org.uk/data/files/Planning_Healthier_Places.pdf

The TCPA launched its new report, ‘Planning Healthier Places’at a very well-attended event in the House of Commons on Thursday 28 November 2013. I was there as Bristol City Council was one of the partners in the project.

 

Speakers at the launch included Emma Reynolds MP, Shadow Housing Minister; Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham; and Dr Ann Marie Connolly, Director of Health Equity and…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on December 4, 2013 at 19:20 — No Comments

December 2013 Development Services E-Bulletin

Welcome to the December 2013 edition of Bristol City Council’s Development Services E-Bulletin


1)   Updates:

  • Checking applications online – We have had a few occasions recently where the plans have not been displayed on the website correctly, but we did not know until a question had been raised with the planning case officer.  Whist we do aim to ensure that this…
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Added by Development Services on December 3, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

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