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Meadows in bloom at Gainsborough Square


Added by Lucy Empson on August 11, 2015 at 17:01 — No Comments

Temple Greenways - Have your say


Added by Richard Goldthorpe on March 23, 2015 at 10:57 — No Comments

Profitable Places - Why housebuilders should invest in landscape

The Landscape Institute have published new case studies making the case for well designed residential places.

Aimed at developers, the booklet highlights five ways in which landscape professionals can add value. These five principles are illustrated through five housing case studies where landscape has informed the location, layout and design of new developments to great effect.

Housing is high on the political agenda and population projections…


Added by Richard Goldthorpe on October 14, 2014 at 13:18 — No Comments


Do you want to have your artwork exhibited at Creative Common alongside artisits such as Inkie, Cheba, Ged Palmer, 45RPM and Colourym whilst getting paid £100 for your art and time?

We’re offering 9 budding Bristol based creatives the opportunity to redesign, pull apart and reconfigure a single letter from the Creative Common name, and become part of a huge display of Bristol’s best artists. We’re looking for people who can transform type, reimagine letters and produce…


Added by Creative Common on July 4, 2013 at 15:34 — No Comments

Community diversity: the value of social interaction in public places

In 2007 the Harvard political scientist, Robert Putnam published a paper stating that ethnic diversity in a community is associated with more mistrust. His paper was influential with governments, both in the UK and the US. In Radio 4's All in the Mind (Chapter 2), Professor Miles Hewstone from Oxford University, talks about his new research which finds Putnam's bleak conclusions about society are wrong......…


Added by Richard Goldthorpe on May 30, 2012 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Bristol City Centre - Draft Public Realm and Movement Framework

Could you help shape the future of Bristol city centre?

Bristol City Council has set out a vision for Bristol city centre which rebalances the public realm in favour of the pedestrian and is inviting your comments.…


Added by Andy Gibbins on March 29, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Making Great Places.....Landscape Architecture: A Guide for Clients

Landscape Architecture - A guide for clients

The Landscape Institute have published an important new guide illustrating the profession of landscape architecture, what makes great places, and the services that landscape professionals can offer to prospective clients.  Download a copy here:…


Added by Richard Goldthorpe on March 28, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Finzels Reach - development well under way

In my role as City Archaeologist, I have been fortunate in being able to visit one of the most exciting development sites being built in the city - the old Courages Brewery which closed in 1999. I thought that I would share some photos with you which show the development as it progresses.…


Added by Bob Jones on February 21, 2012 at 13:40 — No Comments

What does design mean to you?

To mark HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s contribution to the promotion of UK design, the Design Council commissioned a one-off book of original artworks drawn by over forty of the Prizes’ previous winners, nominees and judges including Sir Terence Conran, Vivienne Westwood, Jeff Banks, Lord Norman Foster, Kenneth Grange and Sir Paul Smith. Here are some of the contributions.......…


Added by Richard Goldthorpe on January 24, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

The Portas Review

Mary Portas has published her long awaited report into reviving the UK's high streets, with 28 recommendations to save them.

See what you think here......The Portas Review

and here are just some of the press and trade responses to the report........…


Added by Richard Goldthorpe on December 13, 2011 at 16:42 — No Comments

Arnos Vale Cemetery - English Heritage Angel Award Winner

Joint Winner of the English Heritage Angel Award:  Best rescue of any other entry on the Heritage at Risk Register

English Heritage Angel Awards

The winners in each category were announced at an awards…

Added by Richard Goldthorpe on October 31, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

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