Character + Local Distinctiveness

Wednesday 14 April 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30
Zoom

FREE

This event aims to sharpen our understanding of what we mean by character and local distinctiveness.

Is it architecture and the shape of buildings? Details? Materials or colours?

Is it about the shape of streets? Is it about the people who live and work there?

And most importantly how do we change nowherevilles to somewherevilles?  

 

Chair

Scott Elliott Adams  UDG Exec | Urban Designer

Speakers

Rob Cowan  Urban Design Skills
LOCAL DISTINCTIVENESS, CHARACTER + APPEARANCE - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Chuck Wolfe  Seeing Better Cities
SUSTAINING A CITY'S CULTURE AND CHARACTER, DECONSTRUCTED

Jon Cooper  Oxford Brookes University
VIEWCUE - USING COMPUTERS TO ANALYSE STREETS

 

Presentations

00:00:00 Scott Elliott Adams  UDG Exec | Urban Designer
00:03:00 Rob Cowan  Design Skills
00:10:22 Chuck Wolfe  Seeing Better Cities
00:28:54 Jon Cooper  Oxford Brookes University
00:47:15 Summary of the three presentations followed by questions
00:48:04 Is character and disctinctiveness subjective?
01:01:08 To what extent does character stem from something more than the physicality of a place?
01:14:18 How might local character be ascertaine by disparate interest groups?