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People-centred, participatory planning, with Local Authorities proactively shaping development towards the greater health and wellbeing of their citizens – Raynsford Review #3

This third post on the Raynsford Review will take a look at some of its other recommendations. The Review makes 24 in total, they interlink to make a comprehensive reframing of the purpose and practice of planning in England. For the … Continue reading

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Thinking about networks, nodes, lines and junctions

I’ve been strangely fascinated with the St Peter’s Square tram development in Manchester city centre this summer. For several months the tram system hasn’t been operating through the centre of the city, due to the laying of new track, in … Continue reading

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

Manchester’s fourth event in the 4×4 series was held on 22.5.16. The four speakers made presentations that addressed the theme of freedom in relation to cities and the urban. This is my third and final post on the talks (go here and … Continue reading

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

I attended 3 out of 4 of the 4×4 series of discussions in Manchester in May of this year. The series is about promoting real debate about cities, bringing speakers from a range of built environment related backgrounds together. This year … Continue reading

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Current Values: understanding economics and what is really of value

My second visit to Rotterdam was to attend a seminar entitled ‘Current Values’ at Tent, in Witte de With Gallery. There were 4 presentations all around issues of economics and about how we understand what is valuable today; Raoul de … Continue reading

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Visiting Rotterdam; inspiring buildings, structures, surfaces and textures

Whilst in the Netherlands in February, I made a couple of trips to Rotterdam. On the first I visited a few galleries as part of Rotterdam Art Week, and some in the alternative programme We Own Rotterdam. I’ve visited Rotterdam … Continue reading

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Socially engaged practice meets placemaking, community, urban and economic development

Ellen Holleman and I have hit the ground running on our collaborative residency – Waarde in de Wijk / Value in the Neighbourhood. Our residency has developed in the direction of addressing issues of socially engaged practice alongside practical and … Continue reading

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Hé buurman! – researching values in the neighbourhood of Poelenburg

This month I’m in residency in the city of Zaandam, Nederlands, in collaboration with artist and urban developer Ellen Holleman. Ellen and I are researching perceptions of value with the people living in this community. The project is entitled: ‘Waarde … Continue reading

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Wonderland – St Denis, Paris #3

Ellen Holleman and I made a presentation which suggested an ‘open source place-making*’ approach to regeneration in the area of St Denis. We felt that a range of community development approaches would be successful in a partnership between local creative … Continue reading

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