Cerne Valley Neighbourhood Plan visioning workshop

I was privileged last week to work with The Prince’s Foundation in assisting the villages of Cerne Valley parish in West Dorset to kick start their Neighbourhood Plan.  This commenced with a visioning exercise looking at what their valley should offer over the next generation.  The workshops attracted around 15% of the villages as well . . . → Read More: Cerne Valley Neighbourhood Plan visioning workshop

Big Design Challenge in Cornwall

Cornwall’s Big Design Challenge has appointed me as a mentor to a community group in Wadebridge, Cornwall.   Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) is a social enterprise whose question is one of 6 shortlisted challenges from over 150 entries.  Theirs was ‘How do we reduce carbon emissions, generate renewable energy as a whole town and see a proportion of . . . → Read More: Big Design Challenge in Cornwall

Neighbourhoods

Jan Gehl’s blog on Neighbourhood is a useful reminder of the effects of fractured urbanism caused by road infrastructure that causes car dependency with the resulting breakdown in community as well as health issues.  The cause and effects are so blatant, yet it is still so difficult (for road safety reasons) to build new developemnt that accesses directly . . . → Read More: Neighbourhoods