Addressing questions related to Tower Gardens

In a recent post we shared some questions raised during our Tower Gardens event on 3rd February. One question was: How much water does Tower Gardens absorb and does this make a difference to managing flooding on the Ouse? Would further paving in Tower Gardens increase flooding down stream? Could this be balanced by creation … Read moreAddressing questions related to Tower Gardens

Living Well With Water Network Gathering

Living Well With Water Network Gathering 17th February 2018 ‘We need to make York’s rivers friendly again’ Emerging from the My Castle Gateway work has been a network of people interested in talking about the Foss and the Ouse and how we might live well with the city’s rivers. To continue the conversation we met … Read moreLiving Well With Water Network Gathering

#CitizenMedia #York: How can we create a positive democratic culture online?

#CitizenMedia #York: How can we create a positive democratic culture online? Thursday, 15th March, 7.30-9.30 Throughout the Castle Gateway process, we’ve used social media to seek open conversations. Sometimes this has worked well and great ideas and thought-provoking stories have emerged. At other times we’ve not quite known how to respond, or how turn to … Read more#CitizenMedia #York: How can we create a positive democratic culture online?

Tower Gardens: What would make you want to spend more time here?

Tower Gardens walk around: 3rd February 2-4pm We ran the first of our post-masterplan ideas events last Saturday, exploring uses and landscaping of Tower Gardens. You can see the masterplan ideas for Tower Gardens here and people’s responses to them during the engagement period here. The aim of these follow up events is to explore … Read moreTower Gardens: What would make you want to spend more time here?

Alternative Visions: York Tomorrow

The Castle Precinct – a proposal by York Tomorrow Background In the Inspectors report following the 2002 Public Inquiry into the proposed commercial development on the Castle site it was made clear that here was a cultural asset of the highest importance. Both the dominant Clifford’s Tower, the buildings surrounding the “Eye” of York, and … Read moreAlternative Visions: York Tomorrow

Alternative Visions: David W. Barratt

Many people in York have been inspired over the years – and in response to the My Castle Gateway project – to develop their own ideas for the Castle Gateway. As the Castle Gateway Masterplan Ideas are open for discussion, in the first of a series of blogs we share Castle Gateway: Alternative Visions. David … Read moreAlternative Visions: David W. Barratt

Collaborative Place Development Projects – Comparisons with My Castle Gateway

At the core of the My Castle Gateway project is a commitment to shaping city development through conversations and ongoing collaborations – with the City of York Council, with the masterplanners and with the local community. It is one of a growing number of projects where public engagement is substantially integrated into plans for urban … Read moreCollaborative Place Development Projects – Comparisons with My Castle Gateway

What is a masterplan? A Q&A with Castle Gateway’s lead Masterplanner

As we share the masterplan ideas as part of Step 3 of the My Castle Gateway process, we asked Francis Glare the Principal Masterplanner from BDP to answer a few questions. Not least…What is a masterplan? Francis Glare, Principal Masterplanner   What is a masterplan? A masterplan can mean many things to different people and … Read moreWhat is a masterplan? A Q&A with Castle Gateway’s lead Masterplanner

My Castle Gateway: Exploring the Masterplan Ideas Launch Event

25th and 26th November 2017 9.30-5pm. Various locations. Schedule below. Drop in. You walked. You shared what mattered to you. You imagined what you’d do in a future Castle Gateway. You wrote on post it notes and posted on social media. We are now able to share the Masterplan ideas for the future of the … Read moreMy Castle Gateway: Exploring the Masterplan Ideas Launch Event