Tag Archives: Urbanism

InspiralLondon Festival: re-imagining the built environment #1

This post kicks of a short series about InspiralLondon. This is an urban trail developed and led by artists, spiraling out from Kings Cross and ends at Gravesend, it enables the public to experience the city as one vast art … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment