Design Review in Wales 2012-2015

As introduced by Carole-Anne Davies at our big meet 5 on design review, this publication is a labour of love recording the lessons from 2012-2015 work in Wales reviewing place quality with publicly-funded expert teams.  Learn about “trends, barriers and...

Three Days on Housing Report

A review of Urban Design London’s ‘Three Days on Housing’ held in the summer 2015. It summarises the talks given by a wide range of experts and pulls together ideas and comments on existing policy approaches and suggestions for the future....

A Review of the HopCroft Neighbourhood Knowledge Hub

The report documents the neighbourhood forum’s experience of running its engagement events. Particularly it reflects on its creation of an ‘urban room’ as a means of knowledge exchange and the potential of open data in inspiring more creative...

Notes from Three Days on Housing

This is a review of an event on housing held by Urban Design London in summer 2015. It sumerises the expert presentations pulling together ideas, comments on policy and suggestions for the future and insights from site visits to examplar schemes in London....

165 Estate – Creating Resident-led Design Guidance

Northern Architecture was commissioned to work with residents in the 165 Estate in Blakelaw to explore and recorded with the residents their concerns about the estate which had become increasingly run down, with hotspots for anti-social behaviour, which was...

Peterlee New Town: An Experiment in Total Environment Project

Commissioned by the Apollo Pavilion Community Association (APCA) and Durham County Council Arts Team (DCC), Northern Architecture led a two-year education programme as part of the ÔAn Experiment in Total EnvironmentÕ project. The project was initially inspired by...

Byker Lives

The Byker Lives project was about collating and celebrating the architectural and community heritage of the Byker Estate in Newcastle. Northern Architecture worked with residents from the Byker Estate, creating a new community group to deliver the project. We launched...

Creating Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods

A write up of a workshop led by Mike Walsh Ð Senior Service Manager, Birmingham City Council to the Academy of Urbanism Congress on housing an aging population....

Birmingham Cycle Revolution

A write up of a workshop at the Academy of Urbanism Congress led by Michael Parkinson – Partner, Peter Brett Associates and George Daugherty, Design Manager, Birmingham Cycle Revolution and Peter Brett Associates on the role of cycling in city centres....