Inspiring great place-making
Looking for something to spend those Christmas book tokens on (at your local independent book-seller).
Is your favourite included or missing?
The 100 "Best" Books on City-Making Ever Written?…
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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
Iceland's hidden elves delay road projects
By Jenna Gottlieb - Dec. 22, 2013 1:17 PM EST…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Stephen Hewitt on December 23, 2013 at 14:06 — No Comments
Poor neighborhoods may contribute to poor health
By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
October 20, 2011
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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Welcome to the December 2013 edition of Bristol City Council’s Development Services E-Bulletin
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