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  • Contributions to BBC broadcasts by Professor Robin Hambleton


    Robin Hambleton gave interviews to BBC Television and Radio Bristol on issues that are relevant to the local elections that will take place in May.

  • UWE Bristol MA student selected for RTPI General Assembly


    Andrew Coulthurst, who is currently studying part time for an MA in Town and Country Planning at UWE Bristol, has been elected as a student/licentiate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) General Assembly.

    The RTPI General Assembly is part of the governance structure of the Institute itself. The Assembly meets throughout the year and provides a forum for debate about the development of planning policy and practice. It is also responsible for the RTPI's corporate policy.

  • UWE Bristol partnership sets new precedent in delivering postgrad real estate course


    UWE Bristol has partnered up with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and global real estate agent Jones | Lang LaSalle to develop an MSc in Real Estate Investment and Finance. The programme, due to start in September 2013, will be unique amongst similar courses as it has been developed in conjunction with industry professionals and will be delivered in the same manner, giving students the opportunity to explore and critically evaluate, at an advanced level, key areas highlighted by industry leaders within the field of real estate investment and finance.

  • Civic leadership in Bristol: what difference can a directly elected mayor make?


    Interim findings reveal opportunities for city leadership

    The mayoral model of governance offers the opportunity to give a real boost to civic leadership in Bristol - according to the majority of respondents in an independent study of leadership in the city carried out just before the mayoral election last November. The findings from the study will be presented at a research launch event with the authors of the project and Mayor George Ferguson on Friday 22 March at the City Hall in Bristol.

  • UWE Architecture link will benefit Bristol


    A new agreement between Bristol's Architecture Centre and UWE Bristol will benefit students and the city.

    The University has recently signed a three year partnership agreement with the Architecture Centre. Under the agreement UWE will work with the Architecture Centre to develop and enrich its existing programme of exhibitions, lectures and other events; encourage public debate about the future development of Bristol and its region; and develop further the public outreach activities of both organisations.

  • UWE Bristol gets ready to welcome Ibadan Vice-Chancellor


    UWE Bristol is getting ready to welcome Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, who will be arriving at the Frenchay campus on Monday 18 February with his management team.

  • UWE Bristol student finishes as runner-up at the Urban Design Awards


    Chris Evans, a Part 2 Architecture graduate from UWE Bristol, has finished as a runner-up in the student project category of the National Urban Design Awards 2013.

  • Lecturers share healthy planning knowledge in Vietnam


    Laurence Carmichael and Sarah Burgess from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environmentsdelivered workshops, conference papers and visited several research and higher education institutions in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • Health Disparities Research Symposium


    Emeritus Professor Hugh Barton, former Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, will be delivering the keynote address at the 8th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium in Birmingham Alabama February 28th. The subject of the symposium is 'Health Disparities: where biology, behaviour and socioeconomics converge'. The built environment in a key theme, and Professor Barton's topic will be 'Shaping Neighbourhoods for local health and global sustainability'.

  • Approval for Sainsbury's at Memorial means UWE Stadium will be built


    Last night majority approval of 6 votes to 3 was given at City Hall at a meeting to discuss plans to build a Sainsbury's supermarket on the site of the current Memorial ground, the home of Bristol Rovers. The deal now gives Bristol Rovers the funding to build the stadium.

    The approval means that, subject to Secretary of State sign off, the work will begin on the new UWE Stadium this summer.

  • UWE graduate Lorayne Woodend wins prestigious RTPI George Pepler International Award


    Lorayne Woodend, who has just completed her three year distance learning MA in Town and Country Planning (JDLMA) in the Department of Planning and Architecture has been awarded the prestigious George Pepler International award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

  • Adapting suburbia to face up to climate change


    New report launched at Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Parliament Square, London

    14.00-17.15 Tuesday 23 October 2012

    How can we change and adapt our homes to cope with climate change? What actions can neighbourhoods take to mitigate problems caused by increased heat stress and reduced comfort during hot spells, restrictions on water use, reduced air quality, and stress and costs associated with flooding and storm damage? What are the best adaptations we can make to our homes? Should we all install solar panels and grow our own vegetables? What wider infrastructures need to be introduced to prevent flooding prevalent in many areas of the UK? And how do we communicate what changes are best suited to different styles of home and different region in the UK?

  • World's first 'before and after' study of the impact of a Directly Elected Mayor


    What impact will a Directly Elected Mayor have on the way Bristol is governed? A team of experts from Bristol's two universities will examine the difference that the introduction of a Directly Elected Mayor will make in what is believed to be a 'world first' in urban studies.

  • Health Integration Team (HIT) proposal success!


    Marcus Grant, Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Planning has co-led a successful application to establish a Health Integration Team in Bristol focussing on the nature and quality of residential built environments as wider determinants of health.

    Marcus co-led the bid with Suzanne Audrey, Research Fellow with the DECIPHer (Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health improvement) UKCRC research centre of excellence in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. The bid was supported by a strong team of representatives from public health, local government and academia who have already been central in establishing Bristol as a centre of excellence for research on the impact of the built environment on the wider determinants of health.

  • UWE appoints Gabriel Scally as director of WHO research centre


    Professor Gabriel Scally has been appointed as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, which is based at UWE Bristol.

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