Parks and Prejudice

Do we give people what they want, or do we give people what we think they need?

Over the last few months in particular, there has been renewed and overdue focus on unconscious bias, particularly relating to cultural background. Many of us have been considering and educating ourselves with regard to rectifying engrained and long-standing imbalance within the society in which we live, work and serve. Dr Bridget Snaith’s ‘Green Space or White Space’ video was an eye-opening reminder of how this permeates and can be redressed within our realm of work.

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What Graphics Can Do For You

There are a host of opportunities for our in-house Graphic Design team to complement and enhance our work as Landscape and Urban Designers, as well as create bespoke content, websites and collateral for our clients. What better way for all to see ‘What Graphics Can Do For You’ than to celebrate through some great project examples that share the breadth and variety of work produced, in one of our weekly Rise and Shine sessions.

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Sustainability Communications – Winning Hearts and Minds

Today’s Rise and Shine was our first without Planit-IE croissants for all! We usually pile into the studio on a Wednesday morning for a shared breakfast and uplifting session aimed at developing our understanding, increasing knowledge and challenging perceptions. After a brief hiatus, whilst everyone adjusted to working from home, Steve Conor’s ‘Sustainability Communications – Winning Hearts and Minds’ talk was a great way to kickstart the programme again via Zoom.

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Link and Exchange

How can policy and policy makers change the outlook of young creatives, encouraging them to remain within, or return to rural areas? This question was recently addressed by Managing Director, Pete Swift, and Standard Practice Maker, Joe Hartley in their keynote presentation at the Great Place Lakes and Dales Conference.

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  • Manchester's Bee Network junction proposals to encourage cycling

Visualising the Bee Network

Greater Manchester has high ambitions; to make Manchester a great place to grow up and grow old in. The Bee Network, as part of the city’s Made to Move plan, is one initiative working towards this aim.

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Co-creative tactical urbanism

Co-creative tactical urbanism is quite a topic to address over breakfast – Our latest ‘Rise and Shine’ session considered the benefits of collaborative community and temporary design.

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