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Power, Heart, Imagination: new model regeneration Bristol fashion
***PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT***
Panel discussion: Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 18.30 - 20.00
FREE. Advance booking through Arnolfini: 0117 917 2300
Speakers include: Bristol Mayor George Ferguson, world renowned architects Jan Gehl from Copenhagen and David Mackay from Barcelona, award winning ethical developer Chris Brown from Igloo; hosted by the Redcliffe Neighbourhood Development Forum.
New York has the High Line, Madrid has the Rio Project and London has Exhibition Road. Where is Bristol’s standout piece of new civic space?
In an often-overlooked part of Bristol’s city centre, there lie acres of under-used tarmac, a neighbourhood sliced in half by an outmoded highway, and a chance for creating a different kind of development.
Redcliffe Way is currently a bypass to nowhere, the missing link between the ingenuity of Brunel’s Temple Meads Station and the delight of the floating harbour.
The power of a new independent elected mayor and the heart of a determined local community are two valuable ingredients for reimagining and reclaiming this undervalued space. Other ingredients could include new approaches to development such as self-build, new mixes of uses and alternative finance models
This event brings together leading urbanists to explore what Bristol can learn from other places, what can Bristol forge for itself, and map out new approaches to regeneration and city development.
This event is generously supported by Design Council CABE and forms part of the Re-claiming and Re-making Redcliffe Way, Design Your Neighbourhood project currently being delivered by the Architecture Centre.
You can now listen to an audio recording of the discussion here.