Inspiring great place-making
The recently completed improvements at the Downs play area are proving popular. Close to Clifton Suspension Bridge, its open every day.Continue
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A new position statement, 'Public Health and Landscape', has been published by the Landscape Institute.
With rising health costs (the NHS's share of GDP has risen in the past 50 years from 3.4 per cent to 8.2 per cent), investing in landscape in ways that can influence public health is cost effective.…Continue
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Ciria, Environment Agency and DEFRA have just published a new comprehensive web resource for Sustainable Drainage systems. See it here: Susdrain: The Community for Sustainable Drainage
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At a time of budget cuts, in a speech titled “Next Steps – England’s Heritage” Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, yesterday set out the organisation’s plans for the year ahead. You can read about it
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on May 23, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
and do car parks always have to take maximum footprint or minimum environmental consideration? Why do they look so grim?
Find out here>>>>> Is there a worldwide parking problem?
An interesting blog piece about how landscape architects work and rethink urban green space: New Revolutionaries?
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on April 17, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments
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:…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on March 28, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments
A really interesting place making comment article setting out some underlying principles which could probably be applied to many public realm spaces - bridges or otherwise. See what you…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on March 16, 2012 at 10:12 — No Comments
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.......…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on January 24, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
Stoke Park on the eastern edge of the city is Bristol’s newest park following the official handover on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. The addition of Stoke Park to Bristol’s parks’ portfolio adds another 140 acres of natural, open space for residents to explore and enjoy......Stoke Park: A New Park for Bristol
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on January 24, 2012 at 13:05 — No Comments
Design Council CABE and the Home Office have recently completed this research to investigate the crime experience of contemporary housing schemes, particularly those that would be considered by CABE and the design community to represent good design. The research and case studies can be downloaded from:…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on January 19, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
Kings Weston will feature in a new BBC4 programme to be broadcast at 7:30 on the 13th of Jan - this Friday.…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on January 10, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments
The streets beneath our feet are getting smart. Pavements are melting into the roads and traffic lights are disappearing. Inspired by the work of scientists and engineers in Holland and Japan, some see this as a revolution in urban design. Part of it is a movement known as 'Shared Space', which promises to dramatically change the way cities look and how we experience them.…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on January 4, 2012 at 17:29 — No Comments
A Hellman cartoon dating from 1975.......http://www.england-in-particular.info/trees/t-put04.html
The wonderfully concise visual message about the cumulative degradation of place is as relevant today as it was when I was age 4 and wearing shorts.
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on December 19, 2011 at 15:02 — No Comments
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........…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on December 13, 2011 at 16:42 — No Comments
Interesting blog piece about Starchitecture v Placemaking.
Are they mutually exclusive? Does it have to be one or the other?
See what you think........What Makes a Building Ugly?
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The Bishop Review, which investigates the systems of design support in England, is published on Tuesday 18 October.
The merger of the Design Council and CABE, coupled with legislative changes to the planning system, provides a timely opportunity to rethink how best to support good design in the country.
The review, which was commissioned by the Design Council and undertaken by Peter Bishop, Chair…Continue
Added by Richard Goldthorpe on October 17, 2011 at 8:49 — No Comments