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High Density or High Liveability?

February 25 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

A talk by Finlay McNab, urban design practitioner and director at Streets Reimagined.

‘They aren’t making land anymore’ noted the American author Mark Twain at the turn of the 20th century and never has this adage seemed more relevant.

With house ownership more unaffordable than ever, and the numbers rough sleeping continuing to rise, there is intense pressure to provide more homes from the developable land available.

Reflecting this, national planning policy now recommends planning applications should be refused where developments fail to make efficient use of land.

Bristol and the West of England is no exception to this challenge. Bristol’s planning policy identifies ‘Urban Living’ as a ‘central plank’ of its strategy.

What are the implications for this step change in density levels for urban neighbourhoods in Bristol? How will it affect how city residents live, share space and move around their city in the future?

Finlay McNab, Director at Streets Reimagined, will draw on examples from the UK and across Europe to explore these questions and highlight some of the key challenges and potential opportunities arising from high density urban neighbourhoods.

The talk will be followed by a discussion with contributions from a panel of speakers:

  • Finlay McNab
  • Sarah Jones-Morris – landscape architect and urban designer. Chair of Landscape Institute South West, and a Bristol Urban Design Forum.panel member.
  • Ashley Nicholson – Director of Verve Properties. Heavily involved in regeneration schemes. Developer of Paintworks IV.
  • Jonathan Platt – architect, Director of GCP Architects. Past projects include the award-winning Junction 3.

Monday 25th February 7.00 pm

Waterside 3, Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Tickets are available in advance via the Bristol Civic Society website

 

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
http://www.udg.org.uk/events/high-density-or-high-liveability

Organizer

Bristol Civic Society
Phone:
07766 442495
Email:
events@bristolcivicsociety.org.uk
Website:
https://www.bristolcivicsociety.org.uk

Venue

Waterside 3
Waterside 3, Watershed, 1 Canons Road,
Bristol, BS1 5TX United Kingdom
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