New Year, New Opportunities…

4th January 2021Journal

As we begin this new year, we’ve been reflecting on 2020. A difficult year in so many ways, but also a year that presented us with new opportunities and ways of working. Covid-19 has pushed us into working digitally more than ever and we are seeing great results doing online workshops and using collaborative technology…

Consultation in the sensitive and historic city of Bath

17th November 2020Journal

Place Studio, with our consultant Alison Bethell who is part of our extended team, has delivered the launch of the Bath City Centre Security Project consultation starting today with more than 1000 city centre addresses and across the district. Once in place the scheme will bolster the security of Bath city centre’s most crowded spaces…

We have a High Streets Task Force Expert on our team…

6th November 2020Journal

The High Streets Task Force is an alliance of place making experts that providesencouragement, tools and skills to help communities and local government transform their high streets. Experts are experienced and respected professionals, at Member or Fellow level of their respective professional body. Experts; • Visit specific high streets and town centres to work with…

Challenges and opportunities ahead for planning, design and local communities

27th October 2020Journal

At the end of the end of this week the consultation on the Planning White Paper closes. As a team we have been engaging with the wider profession to discuss and debate the proposed changes in the White Paper and have contributed to responses from organisation. There are a number of challenges and opportunities that…

RTPI Chartership

2nd October 2020Journal

We are so pleased to share the brilliant news that Georgina has become a Chartered Town Planner, the ultimate qualification for the profession awarded exclusively by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Georgina joined Place Studio back in 2017 when she worked part time as she studied for her masters in Urban Planning at UWE. Following her…

THREE projects shortlisted for a planning award!

3rd September 2020Journal

RTPI South West and RTPI Midlands Awards for Planning Excellence 2020 We recently submitted three projects to the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) Regional Awards, so we were as pleased as punch that all three were shortlisted! The regional Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate projects and people who have helped create exceptional places and improved…

Milestones…

19th June 2020Journal

This week, Place Studio turns ten years old! We can’t believe a decade has passed since we set up our business here in Bristol. Whilst we had been planning an exciting field trip (and prosecco!) to mark the occasion, we are all still celebrating this happy milestone from home.  Appropriately, we are spending some time…

Enhancing Tree Coverage through a Neighbourhood Plan

13th May 2020Journal

As the Woodland Trust points out, trees are critical for the future of the planet and for our own wellbeing, health and happiness. The protection of existing trees alongside an aim to increase tree coverage in the Parish was a core objective of the Cam Neighbourhood Plan, a large village and parish in Stroud District.…