My Castle Gateway: Final Open Brief for Tower Gardens

Updated: 3rd September 2020 My Castle Gateway: Final Open Brief for Tower Gardens Updated: 3rd September 2020 Through My Castle Gateway we’ve been talking about Tower Gardens since 2017. Yet Tower Gardens is the area where the least active masterplanning work has been done so far. This was in large part due to the controversy … Read more My Castle Gateway: Final Open Brief for Tower Gardens

The Green Howards on Tower Gardens

Views on the Tower Gardens draft Open Brief A conversation with David J Nicholson, Green Howards 25th August 2020 The Green Howards want to see the re-siting of the South African War Memorial (their reasons can be explored in depth in this blog).  Their preference would be for resiting in the centre of the current … Read more The Green Howards on Tower Gardens

Tower Gardens: Draft Open Brief

11th August 2020 Through My Castle Gateway we’ve been talking about Tower Gardens since 2017. Yet Tower Gardens is the area where the least active masterplanning work has been done so far. This was in large part due to the controversy created by the idea in the draft masterplan of putting a boat-shaped building close … Read more Tower Gardens: Draft Open Brief

Our rivers as veins not just drains! A first glimpse at the ‘social values’ of York’s rivers

This blog post aims to introduce you to some of the ideas and research that will be explored by the Living Well with Water (LWW) project that has emerged out of the My Castle Gateway conversations. You can find the main website of the project here, as well as follow LWW on twitter @WaterinYork.  My Castle … Read more Our rivers as veins not just drains! A first glimpse at the ‘social values’ of York’s rivers

Castle Gateway: Pasts and Futures Event, 7th December 2019

7th December 10am-4pm On 7th December we delved into the histories of the Castle and Eye of York as part of developing the conversation about the area’s future. The draft Open Brief for the new Castle Gateway public spaces was published shortly before the event and was open for discussion all day. The Open Brief … Read more Castle Gateway: Pasts and Futures Event, 7th December 2019

Design of the new Castle Mills bridge over the River Foss

One of the most exciting and talked about aspects of the Castle Gateway masterplan is the way it will open up new routes and spaces, and change the way we move around the city. The new bridge over the Foss is central to this transformation. It will form part of a cycle and pedestrian route … Read more Design of the new Castle Mills bridge over the River Foss

A Speakers‘ Corner for the Eye of York

Tillman Jacobi It is a good occasion to revive true public debate in times of many global concerns and uncertainties, or controversial political, economical and social developments. This kind of debate becomes most real and catching, when it is delivered in person – not online. London’s Speakers‘ Corner has, for centuries, been a mighty institution … Read more A Speakers‘ Corner for the Eye of York

York Against the War: 15th March 2003 demonstration and the Eye of York

On 15th March 2003 York Against the War organised a demonstration that began in the Eye of York and marched to outside the Minister, where a rally was held. In assembling the demonstration in the Eye of York, York Against the War was part of a tradition that included The March Against Yorkshire Slavery – … Read more York Against the War: 15th March 2003 demonstration and the Eye of York

Gathering Place: What’s next for the Castle and Eye of York/shire public spaces?

Gathering Place: What’s next for the Castle and Eye of York/shire public spaces? Over the summer we’ve been doing many different events talking about different aspects of what might make brilliant public open spaces in the Castle and Eye of York/shire. On Saturday (2-4pm) in the Drawing Out The Brief open analysis session we’ll be … Read more Gathering Place: What’s next for the Castle and Eye of York/shire public spaces?