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  • Open Day to present proposals for a pedestrian bridge over Bridge Valley Road


    15th March 2014-02-16 Engineers' House, 10:00-12:00

    An Open Day to present ideas for a traditional masonry arch bridge over Bridge Valley Road will be held at the Engineers' House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8 3NB on Saturday15th March 2014, 10:00 – 12:00. Everyone is welcome to look at the plans, designs, give feedback and find out more about how to get involved.

  • UWE Bristol expert to advise Government on Future of Cities


    Professor Katie Williams, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and the Environments (SPE) at UWE Bristol has been appointed to lead one of the strands of the UK Government's new Foresight Review on the Future of Cities. The Foresight review will inform Central Government decisions on where and how to build in the UK for the next 50 years.

  • From design to demolition: UWE Bristol launches new MSc to help meet stricter construction protocol


    Stricter government requirements on managing the building lifecycle for publicly funded projects are being met by the launch at UWE Bristol of a new MSc Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design Construction and Operations.

    BIM is emerging as the industry standard approach to the modelling and management of a building's lifecycle, from design and construction to maintenance and demolition, and is taking over from computer aided design (CAD).

  • UWE Bristol graduate President of the Royal Town Planning Institute in its centenary year


    UWE Bristol graduate Cath Ranson has been inaugurated as President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in its centenary year in central London. Cath is the first President to have graduated from the former Bristol Polytechnic (now UWE Bristol) where she studied part time for a postgraduate diploma in Town and Country Planning, graduating in 1983.

  • Transgressing boundaries: UWE academics edit special issue of Architectural Design


    Jonathan Mosley and Rachel Sara from UWE Bristol have guest-edited a special issue of Architectural Design, devoted to re-scoping the field of architecture through examining where architecture's limits are transgressed and how the discipline is currently evolving.

    The journal issue includes essays by an international line-up of academics and practitioners including the editors and fellow staff members David Littlefield and Louis Rice from UWE's Department of Architecture and the Built Environment.

  • Janet Askew elected to be president of the Royal Town Planning Institute for 2015


    Janet Askew, Director of Academic Engagement and Enhancement at UWE Bristol, has been elected to the position of Vice-President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in 2014, meaning she will automatically become President in 2015.

  • Professor Robin Hambleton contributes to debate on city leadership in Bristol


    As George Ferguson reaches the anniversary of his first year in office, many are asking how well the first directly elected mayor of Bristol has performed during this time.

    On 15 November 2013 Professor Robin Hambleton, of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at UWE Bristol, gave an interview to BBC Radio Bristol in which he suggested that Mayor Ferguson has, despite massive public spending cuts imposed by central government, enhanced the national and international profile of the city.

  • How easy is it to identify and plan sites for new cemeteries?


    A planning expert from UWE Bristol is taking a new angle on dealing with the issue of an ageing population by finding out if sufficient provision for cemeteries is being made.

    Katie McClymont, senior lecturer in Planning and Architecture at UWE, has just started a project to research people's attitudes to new cemeteries and the possible barriers in gaining planning permission for them.

  • Do self-build projects help ex-service personnel? Asks UWE expert


    A new project is aiming to help ex-service personnel who have encountered drink and drug problems with their transition back into civilian life by offering an opportunity to self-build their own home.

    Anthony Plumridge from the UWE Bristol has been engaged by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) to evaluate the project.

  • UWE showcases the best in international planning research


    Annual UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 11-13 September 2013

    UWE Bristol is hosting a major international conference showcasing the latest in planning research on 11 September.

    The conference will present academic research at the forefront of current issues in planning. It will focus on the role of planners in areas such as transport, planning for healthy communities, climate change, economic development and regeneration.

  • 'Vital' guidance will help Bristol communities understand rights to planning information


    A new guide produced by UWE Bristol will give Bristol residents greater clarity when they make planning applications. The guide, aimed at local residents and community groups in Bristol, explains their rights to access information held by the council, particularly financial material, connected with applying for planning permission.

  • UWE students at WOMAD record progress of RAW4 eco buildings


    A group of five architecture students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are spending the next 10 days at WOMAD Festival in Wiltshire, where they will record the progress of four incredible structures as they emerge from the grassy fields at Charlton Park.

  • Heat and storms: UWE research helps suburban homes adapt to climate change


    As the heat wave turns to thunder and lightning, concerns about the impact of heat on the elderly and vulnerable in their homes remain. A research project led by UWE Bristol offers practical advice on how homes in suburban neighbourhoods can adapt to weather extremes and this has led to changes in local and national policy.

  • UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Grant Watson OBE


    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Grant Watson OBE in recognition of his inspirational leadership, entrepreneurship and passion for the Bristol region.

    The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Environment and Technology on Monday 15 July at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Sir Michael Pitt


    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Sir Michael Pitt in recognition of his significant contribution to planning.

    The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Environment and Technology on Monday 15 July at Bristol Cathedral.

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