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  • Adapting suburbia to face up to climate change

    19/10/2012

    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

    16/10/2012

    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!

    01/10/2012

    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

    11/09/2012

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

  • 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.

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