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The 4×4 series on place-making and the built environment: On Love

The second of the 4×4 series of discussions in Manchester on 11.5.16 of this year had the theme of Love – asking how does love impact on our understanding of the built environment. Mick Timpson is an architect and yoga … Continue reading

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Edge Hill station sound-place walk – investigating planning and movement practice

I’m part of a peer-to-peer sharing/learning network of artists/performers who meet in the North West, known as the Sunday School Network. In March we were hosted by Mary Pearson, whilst she is in residency at Metal’s space on Edge Hill station … Continue reading

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Musings and reflections on Leeds city centre – housing, consumerism and ‘narrowing the gap’ #2

In my last post, I made the connection between my 2011 collaborative drawing project Dwelling: a visual gazetteer, which included my own drawing of Skyline Apartments on Duke Street, and the new Victoria Gate shopping centre on Eastgate/Duke Street, sited … Continue reading

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Alternative perspectives of Manchester along a short stretch of Rochdale Canal #2

Further images from a walk along Rochdale Canal taken a couple of weeks ago (see previous post).   Image credits: Sarah Spanton

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Alternative perspectives of Manchester along a short stretch of Rochdale Canal #1

As part of a student module investigating the pricing of land for development in Manchester, I’ve been exploring canal-side development opportunities, particularly on the Ashton Canal. To get more of a feel for the urban perspective from the canals in … Continue reading

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Waymarking’s recent studies enhance understanding of making maps #2

Continuing with the mapping and map-making theme of my previous post, here are a couple of maps for a potential development site from a student urban design project on the Stretford Road, in Trafford. The first is of roads and … Continue reading

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Waymarking’s recent studies enhance understanding of making maps #1

My recent studies are continuing to enhance my understanding and interest in mapping and mapmaking (see previous blog posts: June 2010, Jan 2012, July 2014). Following the urban design principles I’ve been taught on the MSC Urban Regeneration and Development … Continue reading

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