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Quality Streets are for Sharing

Subscribe to RSS RSSThursday, 13th May, 2010

What are quality streets? Are they places for people, for cars or both? In a Talking Cities lecture at the School of Jewellery on 13 May at 5.45pm, Phil Jones (Phil Jones Associates) will share new thinking on the importance of well designed streets. He will discuss how we can create a sense of place through the streets we use every day.

With 25 years? experience in the planning and design of development infrastructure, Phil Jones specialises in achieving synergy between transport planning and urban design. His aim is to create places and spaces that meet aesthetic, social and functional aims. Part of the team behind Manual for Streets for Department of Transport, Phil is a member of both the CABE Space Enabling Panel and MADE Expert Panel.

Talking Cities is organised by MADE, Birmingham City University and Birmingham Architectural Association, with support from CABE and Arts Council England. Lectures are held on the second Thursday of the month. Venue is either Birmingham Conservatoire or School of Jewellery. Pay £10 on the door (free to students), or in advance on Paypal (make a payment to for £10).

Future lectures:

Designing for a knowledge economy ? where are the new Bloomsburys? Dominic Papa, S333 Architects
Thurs 17 June 5.45pm
Birmingham Conservatoire
Dominic established S333 ten years ago in the Netherlands after working at Terry Farrell and Company and Wiel Arets. He is visiting tutor at Architectural Association, RIBA Housing Group member and MADE Expert Panel Member.

Retrofitting Old CitiesPeter Head, Arup
Thurs 15 July 5.45pm
Birmingham Conservatoire
The urgency to move our cities to a much lower dependency on fossil fuels is growing because of the UK legal obligations for emissions reduction and the economic concerns over the impact of shortage of oil from around 2015. This seems daunting but Peter will present an approach to transform a city like Birmingham by 2050, working with neighbourhoods and communities. He will outline delivery models and sources of finance and the possible benefits in terms of creating long-term jobs and improving health and well-being. He will emphasise the need for leadership, planning and good management Practices.

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