Podcast about cities, planning, and urban design
Episode 11 : Cohousing
In this episode Lucy chats to Stephen Hill, the former chair of the UK Cohousing Network, about - yes, you guessed it - cohousing.
Why is cohousing great? Why is it so hard to do? What has a global pandemic taught us about how we live in communities?
Episode 10 : Covid 19 and Cities
John, Lucy, and Danny discuss the impact of the Covid 19 crisis on cities and urban design. Emergency street closures, impacts on community, and living in a regeneration area during a global pandemic are discussed.
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!
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.
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?
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.