The West of England Placemaking Charter

The West of England Placemaking Charter

In 2020 on behalf of Design West we engaged with 250 stakeholders to define priorities for place shaping in the West of England and develop the framework for a subregional Placemaking Charter. Beginning conversations as lockdown was first introduced it quickly became...
Building in Biodiversity: Learning from Design Review #1

Building in Biodiversity: Learning from Design Review #1

Reflecting on learning from Design Review, we look at the integration of ecology and landscape in design processes and the generation of Biodiversity Net Gain currently reshaping design approaches. Talking with Sarah Jones Morris from Landsmith Associates we highlight...
city scale transition – Sydney

city scale transition – Sydney

The city of Sydney has prepared a decentralised energy masterplan towards their aim of becoming 100% zero carbon by 2030. The plan makes a careful analysis of how energy is currently used in the city and maps land use together with gas and electricity use to identify...
energy city ‘demonstratorium’ – Frederikhavn – Denmark

energy city ‘demonstratorium’ – Frederikhavn – Denmark

Frederikhavn is a coastal town with a population of 23,295 with a plan to become zero carbon by 2030. The town and district already used twenty percent renewable energy in 2006. The annual energy demand per person was around 0.025 MWh/p/yr and about thirty percent...
housing exemplar / fresh talent brought to eco home competition

housing exemplar / fresh talent brought to eco home competition

We were client advisers to the design competition for a housing exemplar for Whitehill Borden Eco Town. We supported two different project managers to develop the design brief and promote a design competition, providing continuity to pursuit of the project aims. As...

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