Showing posts with label CABE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CABE. Show all posts

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

CABE urban design summer school

Host Street, Bristol (image source)

CABE and Urban Design Skills present the urban design summer school for 2009, taking place in Bristol from 21st - 24th June.
"Great placemaking needs great design. Seize the opportunity during the slowdown to develop your urban design skills and position yourself and your organisation at the forefront of the design agenda.

Learn how to create successful places and get the latest in new thinking and practice at CABE's sixth urban design summer school, in Bristol.

With its revived waterfronts and city centre, and wealth of historic fabric from the ages of sea trade and industry, Bristol offers participants challenging study sites. These will allow you to tackle design-led regeneration first-hand and get the skills you need."

More info: CABE urban design summer school 2009

Monday, 11 May 2009

Building for Life

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Led by CABE and the Home Builders Federation, Building for Life is the the "national standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods".

"Good quality housing design can improve social wellbeing and quality of life by reducing crime, improving public health, easing transport problems and increasing property values. Building for Life promotes design excellence and celebrates best practice in the house building industry."

Have a look at the Accordia housing scheme in Cambridge, which has been the highest scoring scheme yet: video here and transcript here; images and explanations here.

Building for Life