9 episodes

Podcast about cities, planning, and urban design

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Podcast about cities, planning, and urban design

    Episode 9 : No Such Thing as Sexy Planning

    Episode 9 : No Such Thing as Sexy Planning

    On this final episode of the series, Danny, Lucy, and John try to channel the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast and bring three hot topics from the year to discuss: disappearing heritage in Manchester, green belts, and Waltham Forest’s Mini Holland.

    We hope you've enjoyed this first series of the podcast. We are aiming to back next year with a new and improved Urban Design Room!

    • 51 min
    Episode 8 : Cities, Local Planning, and Politics

    Episode 8 : Cities, Local Planning, and Politics

    On this episode Derek Antrobus, Local Councillor in the City of Salford, shares his experiences in planning and development. He discusses the role of local politicians in shaping development in England and shares his experiences in the regeneration of Salford Quays and the redesign of Chapel Street.

    • 24 min
    Episode 7 : Transport

    Episode 7 : Transport

    Nicola Kane, Head of Strategy at Transport for Greater Manchester is on to discuss transport and cities. Why is transport so important in making great places to live? Which cities are doing urban transport well? What is so exciting about Greater Manchester's new Streets for All approach?

    • 15 min
    Episode 6 : Heritage

    Episode 6 : Heritage

    In this episode, Eamonn Canniffe lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture is on to discuss architecture and heritage. Amongst other things, he talks about the sustainability of preserving heritage, the aims of the heritage movement, and gives advice to designers and planners about how to approach preserving built environments in our cities.

    • 24 min
    Episode 5 : Film Art and Cities

    Episode 5 : Film Art and Cities

    Film artist Danny Orwin explores why film art is often drawn to urban areas, how cities have been represented, and how urban design can be influenced by this art form.

    You can see more of Danny's work here http://cargocollective.com/dannyorwin

    • 26 min
    Episode 4 : Post Soviet Cities

    Episode 4 : Post Soviet Cities

    Urbanist and planner Lucy Wallwork discusses post-soviet cities. What characterises them? What are their good and bad features? And what does the future hold?

    If you like what you hear, you can find more of Lucy's thoughts on post-soviet cities on her blog www.urbanistanblog.com or by following her on twitter @urbanistanblog

    • 35 min

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