Dancing while standing still: an orgy of partnership building

Dancing while standing still: an orgy of partnership building

“Dancing while standing still” was first published in Environment and Health News from UNED-UK Issue 9 Special Conference Edition The last few years have seen an orgy of partnership building in the UK. The government’s urge towards “joined up thinking”has led to a swathe…

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Place character, landscape and motor sport

Place character, landscape and motor sport

As many older circuits become increasingly unsuitable for environmental, planning and safety reasons, there is a need for a new generation of tracks which offer improved access and environmental fit as well as better spectator and safety facilities. It is likely that these circuits will be developed…

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Bathtubs, hoovers and dustbins: modelling local economies

Bathtubs, hoovers and dustbins: modelling local economies

This paper is a summary of a talk given to the Rural Forum Scotland. It describes a way of looking at localities which is useful in working with local communities and which allows the often abstruse subject of economics to be discussed by local people as well as professionals.

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Leeman Road, York: an urban design framework

Leeman Road, York: an urban design framework

EDAW were commissioned by York City Council, Network Rail and others to produce a regeneration framework for the railway yards and surrounding land at Leeman Road in York. We were part of the consultant team and generated the spatial analysis and urban design framework for the site.

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Catrine Village, Ayrshire: environmental improvements

Catrine Village, Ayrshire: environmental improvements

This was a study for Enterprise Ayrshire of improvements carried out in Catrine Village, Ayrshire over the last ten years. The study focused on the relationship between environmental improvements, economic support for local companies and the community’s impressions …

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Scottish Motor Sport Initiative, Duns: a feasibility study

Scottish Motor Sport Initiative, Duns: a feasibility study

A study for Scottish Borders Enterprise in association with Mackay Consultants of Inverness. This work examined the feasibility of proposals for a visitor attraction based on the heritage of Scottish motor sport in and around Duns. The principal part of the proposal was for a new museum based…

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Restoration of the Greenock Cut: restoration feasibility study

Restoration of the Greenock Cut: restoration feasibility study

We have been commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage to carry out a feasibility study of the restoration of the Greenock Cut. The brief for this work stated that the overall aim of the study was “to produce a development plan for the restoration and enhancement of…

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Tourism and Motor Sport in Ayrshire: a new direction

Tourism and Motor Sport in Ayrshire: a new direction

We were commissioned by Enterprise Ayrshire to undertake a study of the potential contribution which could be made by Tourism and Motor Sport in Ayrshire towards the tourism effort in the area. This was intended to be a broadly based study which investigated the…

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Teesside International Circuit: a feasibility study

Teesside International Circuit: a feasibility study

Goosepool or RAF Middleton St George airfield opened as a Bomber Command station in 1941. After the war, the aerodrome served various squadrons and units but the RAF left the station in 1964. Two years later, the aerodrome was reopened in 1966 as a civil airport. The airfield was …

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Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb: design and implementation

Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb: design and implementation

Design and implementation of a 1030m hill climb track as part of a proposed international motor racing complex near Kirk o’ Shotts in Central Scotland. Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb is the first purpose built speed hill climb track to be built in the United Kingdom since the construction of the facility at Brooklands…

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