By Phil Bixby Having done a large number of different public events – guided walkabouts in day and night, meetings, photography walks and events with local partners – we frequently get asked “how is this going to affect what actually happens?” Firstly, the Open draft brief we produced – which drew out the themes from … Read more My Castle Gateway Stage Two: Working with issues as tools
Last Tuesday we had our My Castle Gateway Challenges: Living Well with Water event. The aim was to look closely at the Living Well With Water section of the draft brief on this theme are work out areas for development. The flickr album of the event tells the story of the issues. As does our … Read more Challenges: Living Well With Water
As part of the My Castle Gateway process we have invited people to contribute in any way they’d like, from adding a post it on a walk or social media post through to recording a You Tube video. This also extends – for those that like writing – to contributing a blog to our website. … Read more A Longer Term View: Economics, Prosperity and the York Castle Gateway Project
By Phil Bixby and Helen Graham Last Saturday – as part of the Looking at Your City walk – we spoke to people spending time in various parts of York. We explored a variety of different types of public spaces in York – Museum Gardens, St Helen’s Square, St Sampson’s Square, Shambles Market food court … Read more How are people using York’s public spaces?
By Susan Major In Step 2 My Castle Gateway process we’re seeking to address key challenges that arise from our Draft Brief. The aim is to understand the issues better so we can refine the brief and openly address disagreements and tensions. Below is a blog by Susan Major who took part in our Public … Read more Not easy on foot: Fishergate to Bishopthorpe Road via Castle Gateway
By Gareth Wilce, Senior Communications Manager for Economy and Place, City of York Council Two brave groups of York residents stayed up past their bed-time one Wednesday in August for possibly the most different event of this very different approach to public engagement. For those of you who don’t know, My Castle Gateway … Read more My Castle Gateway: The Power of the Dark Side
Introduction: Welcome to the open draft of the My Castle Gateway Brief. Drawing on the My Castle Gateway events, interviews and online archive of public contributions, we focus on what matters to people about the area and what they’d like to be able to do there. This document will inform the Masterplanners working on the … Read more Open Draft / Castle Gateway: What matters about the area to the people who use it? What would they like to do there in the future?
Phil Bixby and Helen Graham A crucial question raised by the My Castle Gateway process is how can all of the contributions – all the post its, social media posts, survey contributions, interviews and discussions during events – be made to count. To this question we have two response: yes, we will openly archive and … Read more How will all these posts and post its count?
15th August, 6pm-8pm 2 Bishopthorpe Rd, York YO23 1JJ. Access information: there is a ramp available. Email Helen Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org if you need flat level access. The Post It Notes are in – we know what matters and the kinds of things people want to be able to do in Castle Gateway – but now it … Read more My Castle Gateway Creative Hack
A Darker Gateway, 16th August 2017 Book your place for walks at 9:00pm and midnight You are welcome to join us for one walk or both. As part of a series of walks around Castle Gateway, we invite you to join us on a walk after dark, to experience it as it is now and … Read more A Darker Gateway: Castle Gateway at Night