Tag Archives: Urban development

What is Green Infrastructure anyway?

This is the first post of several on the subject of Green Infrastructure, as I recently attended TCPA’s (Town and Country Planning Association) conference entitled ‘Small scale, big impact – retrofitting and enhancing green infrastructure’, which has stimulated a thought … Continue reading

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InspiralLondon – re-imagining the built environment #4

This is the fourth and final post from InspiralLondon Festival, held in September 2016. Another presentation at the Friday event was French architect Julie de Muer. Julie and her two colleagues Baptiste Lanaspeze and Paul-Herve Lavessiere came over to the festival … Continue reading

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InspiralLondon – re-imagining the built environment #3

Several artists spoke at InspiralLondon’s Friday event, including Alberto Duman and Claire Qualmann. Artist Alberto Duman described his recent Leverhulme Trust Funded project ‘Music for Master planning’. It focusses on the area of Newham, London – which he described as … Continue reading

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InspiralLondon re-imagining the built environment #2

This second post unpacks some of Rebeka Clark’s presentation at InspiralLondon Festival in September 2016. Rebecca is the site manager of Stave Hill Ecological Park in Rotherhithe, London, where the Friday events for the festival took place. The park has been … 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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