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  • UWE Bristol to host 20th anniversary celebration event

    13/08/2012

    UWE Bristol alumni and staff are invited to reminisce and celebrate the achievements of the University at a special 20th anniversary celebration event. The all day event will take place on Saturday 6 October 2012 at UWE's Frenchay Campus.

  • Unsentimental look at ships in decay: new art exhibition in Bristol

    13/07/2012

    Architect Thom Gorst from UWE Bristol is holding his first solo art exhibition at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol from Friday 20 July to Wednesday 25 July. The exhibition coincides with the Bristol Harbour Festival, and echoes its maritime theme.

  • Changing Lives, Changing Society

    04/07/2012

    This year's inspiring conference from ISHE brought together a wide range of professionals, policy makers and academics to debate how we can support the widespread transition to healthy and sustainable behaviours. Over a hundred people attended on 28 June to hear a range of excellent presentations and work togther to explore new approaches to encouraging sustainable behaviour.

  • News from the WHO European Healthy Cities Network meeting in St Petersburg

    18/06/2012

    Staff from the WHO Centre at UWE spent a very successful and productive few days in Russia reinforcing the Healthy Urban Environments theme of the current Phase V of the European Healthy Cities Network at the annual get-together of cities from across Europe.

  • Sharing or separation - UWE hosts debate on traffic and people on our streets

    08/05/2012

    UWE Bristol is hosting a debate entitled 'Sharing or Separation: Which Way for Streets of the Future?' on Tuesday 22 May at its Frenchay campus.

    The debate will be between senior lecturer in transport and planning Dr Steve Melia from UWE and design consultant Ben Hamilton-Baillie. Steve initiated the Living Heart for Bristol campaign, which aims to remove through traffic from the centre of Bristol, and is co-author of a research paper which questions recent guidance from the Department for Transport on shared space. Ben Hamilton-Baillie is generally regarded as the leading proponent of shared space, whose work has increased the influence of these ideas in the UK and elsewhere.

  • Bristol mayor referendum:UWE Bristol expert available

    01/05/2012

    Professor Robin Hambleton from UWE Bristol is available for media interviews relating to the Directly Elected Mayoral debate.

    Robin Hambleton is Professor of City Leadership in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, UWE, Bristol. He is an international expert on civic leadership and local governance, and has provided advice to local authority leaders and Directly Elected Mayors (DEMs) in many countries

  • UWE alumnus elected Chief Executive of Hong Kong

    03/04/2012

    Dr Leung Chun-ying, Pro Chancellor and alumnus of UWE Bristol, has been chosen as Hong Kong's new leader. The self-made business man, who graduated from UWE's precursor, Bristol Polytechnic, in the late 1970s, has been elected as the new Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

  • UWE Bristol town planning student wins prestigious RTPI award

    27/02/2012

    Julian Lowther, a town planning graduate from UWE Bristol, has received an award for 'outstanding student achievement' from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The award was presented to Julian at a high profile ceremony in London. He was chosen from a short list of five candidates from across the country.

  • Lakeshore attracts Paris students for tour

    18/01/2012

    Lakeshore has become Bristol's newest attraction when it comes to architecture and planning, with students coming from afar to learn how this unique property was developed.

    The students, who are studying a Geography degree and within that town planning, from the Paris (Diderot) University, have been invited to the city as part of UWE Bristol's international work with other universities. The students will visit Bristol's latest architectural delight on January 17th to get an introduction to Lakeshore including its original history and the designers. The original team was lead by legendary architects Skidmore and Owings and Merrill, inspired by modernist Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe.

  • Ex-Building student wins Construction Manager of the Year Award 2011

    15/12/2011

    Congratulations to Roger Frost for winning The Chartered Institute of Building's Construction Manager of the Year Award 2011. Roger, now 50, studied for an HND in Building followed by a Diploma in Building Technology and Management, (1979-1983, Bristol Polytechnic, now UWE) and went on to obtain a distinction in the CIOB part two examinations.

  • UWE offers new short courses for planners on impact of climate change

    08/12/2011

    Two new topics aimed at offering planning professionals practical help and advice on the impact of climate change have been added to UWE Bristol's range of high-quality short courses on town and country planning. The topics, entitled 'The Science of Climate Change' and 'Climate Change and Spatial Planning,' will examine climate change and what it means for communities and the built environment.

  • UWE Bristol local leadership expert joins debate on elected mayor for the city

    28/11/2011

    Bristol Ideas Forum, Watershed Bristol, 2 December 2011

    UWE Bristol local leadership expert, Professor Robin Hambleton is taking part in a debate at the Watershed on 2 December that will include a panel of well known speakers, including the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, to consider the question, 'Should Bristol have an elected Mayor?'

  • UWE Bristol building wins South West RIBA award

    25/11/2011

    A building designed to inspire and help educate UWE Bristol students studying architecture and product design, has won the public sector building 2011 award, from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Stride Treglown, the architects were also been nominated for two other awards for this building, the Constructing Excellence Award and the Green Gown Award.

  • Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference – Localism in Practice

    21/11/2011

    The 12th Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference will take place on Thursday 24 November 2011 at Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol. The key theme of the conference is the implications of the Coalition Government's agenda for changes to the planning system. Central to these changes is the involvement of local communities in preparing neighbourhood plans. The conference is particularly well timed as the Localism Act 2011 received royal assent on 15 November.

  • "Disabled architects - Unlocking the potential for practice"

    18/11/2011

    The architecture profession urgently needs to make significant changes to increase the diversity and equality of the profession and to enable equal opportunities for disabled people in the profession.

    This is the conclusion of a three year study at UWE Bristol entitled, 'Supporting diversity in the architectural profession; developing a climate of success for disabled designers'. The research was commissioned by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and jointly funded by RIBA and UWE.

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