Tag Archives: Academy of Urbanism

Testing Shared Space in Poynton

The final nominee in the Academy of Urbanism‘s Great Street category is Park Lane in Poynton.  Located on the the busy A523 between Macclesfield and Stockport, it was Poynton Town Council’s adoption of a radical approach to dealing with this problem that resulted in it being short listed. Rejecting calls for a bypass, pedestrianisation or speed […]

‘The ideal of walkable urbanism’

The second high street on the Academy of Urbanism’s short list for ‘Great Street 2014’ is North Street in Bristol is located south of the river and the city centre in Southville.   Originally an industrial district, accommodating a coal mine and large warehouses for the tobacco industry, and small terraced houses for workers in […]

Open door policy

On Wednesday I spent the afternoon with fellow Academicians from the Academy of Urbanism at Cockpit Arts and on Lamb’s Conduit Street in Camden.  The street is the first of three short listed for The Great Street Award to be assessed, with Bristol’s North Street next week and Poynton High Street the week after. Named after William Lamb who, […]