Walk with Todd Longstaffe Gowan

Internationally-renowned landscape architect Todd Longstaffe Gowan joined us on at a rainy lunchtime, helping us to look at how landscaping can create a public space residents will love. Within the group there are a diverse range of perspectives including residents, local history enthusiasts, and people concerned with accessibility. We start the tour at the Eye … Read moreWalk with Todd Longstaffe Gowan

Gathering Together: Look at Your City Walk Virtual Tour

Gathering Together: Look at Your City Walk Virtual Tour Friday 9th August 2019 Early evening is a potentially good time to bring people together – and one York doesn’t do brilliantly at the moment. In the My Castle Gateway discussions the idea of a family friendly area, with activities and events, not dominated by heavy … Read moreGathering Together: Look at Your City Walk Virtual Tour

Look at Your City: Gathering Playfully

On 25th August a group of us spent a very warm Sunday morning exploring play in Castle Gateway through the lens of Rowntree Park. We were very lucky to also be joined by Cath Mortimer, a member of the Friends of Rowntree Park and our conversation was greatly aided by a prior conversation with those … Read moreLook at Your City: Gathering Playfully

Not just one thing after another: From what happen, to big heritage ideas to questions for the Gathering Place discussions

History is not just a list of facts. History is interpretation, debate and discussion. But the list of ‘facts’ for the Castle and Eye of York is pretty impressive, shocking and important. In this series of three blogs – published to launch in the Gathering Place summer programme – we look at the potted histories … Read moreNot just one thing after another: From what happen, to big heritage ideas to questions for the Gathering Place discussions

Trees, Green Space and Bridges – Barry Otley

Barry Otley, a key member of Treemendous York and Green Environment coordinator for York Environment Forum, attended a number of the recent workshops we ran on various subjects and contributed a detailed response which spelt out the benefits of incorporating trees and substantial landscaping into the proposals. This blog sets out Barry’s advice and provides … Read moreTrees, Green Space and Bridges – Barry Otley

The Best Bus Stop in York – notes from our event

What would the best bus stop in York be like? Drop-In / workshop 26th Feb 2019 Piccadilly serves many functions – even in its current state – and one of these if for the passage of buses and boarding them. Proposals as they stand include one bus stop on the section of Piccadilly south of … Read moreThe Best Bus Stop in York – notes from our event