Places for People

Places for People

Bristol is consistently voted one of the UK’s top cities to live in, yet perspectives on what makes a ‘liveable’ city are changing rapidly. What type of vibrant places will Bristol need in future? Bristol Open Doors and Arup explore how people are creating new neighbourhoods and destinations across the city.


Designing for Urban Childhoods A creative workshop for all ages, inspired by Arup research on how to design urban environments that allow children to thrive (no.82).
New Horizons at Temple Quarter Hear the University of Bristol’s emerging plans for their new home in the heart of the city (no.87).
Paint the Town Join architects Stride Treglown and developer Crest Nicholson for a tour of the recently completed Paintworks development (no.88).
Walking Wapping Wharf Architects Alec French reflect on the award-winning waterside development as they prepare for phase two (no.92).


The Hill, The Yard, The Street Find out how a group of residents came together to self-build their dream neighbourhood (no.91).
Hamilton House Adapting a community art space amid questions surrounding the development of Stokes Croft (no.29).
What’s next for Broadmead? Making the city centre a popular destination, hear from Broadmead’s Business Improvement District on their placemaking activity (no.93).
Community cluster Check out the local ventures on Bridewell Street that are revitalising a forgotten area of the city centre: The Station and Old Magistrates’ Court, The Island and The Bristol Wing.

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