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Musings on Markets #4: How to find ways to solve issues of gentrification?

Following directly on from my previous post on street food and artisan markets – this post considers their relationship to the traditional market. These new food halls and artisan markets aren’t delivering what the traditional market does. They are considered by … Continue reading

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Musings on Markets #3: markets as destinations and social spaces

Over the last few years a new trend in markets has been very popular; artisan, craft and street food markets have been springing up in cities and towns across the country and in Europe. These are seen by those managing … Continue reading

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Enhancing public green space: biodiversity and community participation in Cornwall

Another of the GI projects outlined at the recent TCPA conference was delivered by Robert Lacey, Principal Development Officer Strategic Planning Cornwall Council. He described a large-scale research/pilot project (mainly EU funded), and with TCPA as lead principal partner to: Increase biodiversity … Continue reading

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Learning map-making using GIS software: some socio-cultural analyses of Leeds

Just sharing some more of my learning from the MSC in Urban Regeneration and Development*. One of the first courses I undertook last Oct 2014, was entitled Monitoring and Analysis of Spatial Policy. This course taught how to create accurate … Continue reading

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Exploring Makeshift Productions of Urban Space #2

Following on from the previous blog… Tonkiss outlines how these alternative productions of urban space* are not just about making do for the time being, their ‘rigged up’-ness is an integral component of their existence, these projects are pragmatic: they … Continue reading

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Exploring Makeshift Productions of Urban Space #1

During the Urban and Planning Theory reading I’ve been doing recently, I’ve been taken with Fran Tonkiss’s concept ‘The Makeshift City’*. She writes about alternative productions of urban space, where communities and sometimes professionals are attempting to make the city … Continue reading

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Citizens for Change, Leeds – exploring the relationship between the artist and activist #1

For the last year, I’ve been working on a project that is helping me explore the relationship between being an artist and being a social activist. I’m interested in understanding the drives, processes, outcomes, what is in common and what … Continue reading

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