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Gillian Harrison

Senior Architect, Levitt Bernstein in Manchester

Connecting with Communities

PRESENTED ON MAR 01, 2018
IN MANCHESTER @ VOL 21

Community consultation is essential to successful design: architects need to understand how people use existing spaces before setting to work. However, this process often follows an uninspiring, tried and tested formula. In her presentation, Gillian Harrison will explore a range of emerging techniques that encourage collaboration and engage local people, ultimately leading to the design of happier and healthier places for all.

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Building Communities with Signs

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Connecting Architecture

BY ONDREJ CHYBIK
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Connecting New Zealand communities with their land

BY MEGAN WILLIAMS
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Megan Williams - In 10 years the Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust have engaged a community to replant thousands of trees. As well as continuing in Wanaka with more projects than ever, - they are now assisting other communities to do something similar in their own towns.

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Connecting the Dots on Sustainable Communities

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Esther Whitehead of Sustainable Queenstown explains how the town of Queenstown can build a future minded community.

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The Ziferblat Manchester Story

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Tiny houses and sustainable communities

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Jimmy Hirst has been traveling the world researching Tiny Housing, sustainable communities (Eco Villages) for the past five years and looking at progressive living ideals. He believes we now have the need, the technology (like with Blockchain), and the consciousness to facilitate a shift in the western living paradigm, to help bring the mainstream population into embracing more sustainable and connective communities. He believes it’s time to reinhabit the village, holistically regenerating human and natural values, to last for generations to come.

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