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Passivhaus!

BY PHIL BIXBY
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Phil Bixby is an Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer and will be spelling out what Passivhaus is all about, what benefits it brings, and why everything on York Central should be built to this standard. Just to really rub it in he’ll also explain how the Germans are doing it already.

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Identity and Heritage - York is full of both

BY DOM BIELBY
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

With any development we need to make sure that the people of York have their needs and feelings put first and York Central will give our city a unique opportunity to do just that, whilst enhancing our rich history and culture! Dom Bielby will hope to show which aspects of York's heritage and identity York Central will allow us to develop, whilst hopefully giving good reasons as to why we should and what we need to avoid!

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Creating Sustainable Cities

BY CHRISTIAN VASSIE
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Christian Vassie explains how creating sustainable cities requires citizens and politicians to park their differences on the energy transition and other environmental issues. With York having had no Local Plan or vision for its future for over 60 years as a direct result of the inability of its politicians and citizens to work constructively together, and with climate change an ever-growing challenge, we have to dump the party rosettes and get serious. Fortunately there are plenty of other cities across the EU to show us how it is done. 
 
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Changing Behaviour To Create Fertile Grounds To Innovate In Cities

BY RICHARD JAMES MACCOWAN
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Richard MacCowan delves into his experience of working with some of the world’s largest organisations to help them understand how they can look to biomimicry, not only as a tool for innovation to create more vibrate and places and spaces but integrating nature back into our cities. How. What. Why. Where. When. These are just some of the building blocks we will explore.

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Living less with the car

BY PAUL OSBORNE
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

York remains a unique and attractive city, in part because it has always sought to deter cars from entering the city centre.  The historic core has been preserved by pedestrianisation, cycle routes, car parking policies, and park and ride.  But as the city grows, how do we nurture the city’s wider neighbourhoods to become less car reliant? Paul Osborne discusses how can developers tempt us with car-free living rather than automated double garage doors? And what do we all stand to gain from living less with the car?

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York Central - urban living for the 21st century

BY ULRIKE BULLERBY
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

Inspired by the European cities she spent her youth in, Ulrike Bullerby envisages four, five and six storey housing with a mix of private and shared outdoor space. Cars will be kept at the periphery, so that people and an outstanding leisure facility for the whole city can take centre-stage!
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YorSpace: Community Led Housing

BY JAMES NEWTON
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

James Newton talks about his passion for a different approach to housing... As cofounder of YorSpace he outlines the groups vision to create low cost, cooperatively owned, environmentally sustainable homes that create and sustain community.

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York Station

BY MEG THOMAS
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

In "York Station" Meg Thomas explores the signs and interactions that are normally overlooked a journey through a station. She highlights the commercial takeover of the public space, and the way the passenger is de-prioritised in station design. The hyper-reality of the station space is twisted as the audience is invited to also follow a silent visual story. This undercurrent covers the personal emotions that are digested and processed as a background to everyday life.

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Young Thugs Studios

BY JONNY HOOKER
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

Jonny Hooker of York based record label Young Thugs gives us an update on their work on turning a run down social club storage room into a professional recording studio, and about the innovative local gigs they are organising.

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Iceland - Just Get There

BY JOHN ILLINGWORTH
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

John Illingworth takes us on a quick journey around the island of Iceland, showing off some the country's spectacular landscapes, encouraging people to visit who are looking for more than sun, sand and beach bars on their holidays.
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Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

BY JAY SILLENCE
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

Jay Sillence & Lindsay from Dr Sketchy York explain what Dr Sketchy's is and what it means to them, discussing how they building confidence with art and are revolutionising the creative scene in York. 

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Tussilago Farfara

BY HELEN NELLY WHITEHEAD
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

Helen 'Nelly' Whitehead found herself writing a poem in the summer of 2017 about something she thought she could never put words to. Here she finds her voice, to share it with you. 

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