Acocks Green Library is hosting what promises to be an interesting and relevant talk on Wednesday 8th December at 6.30pm. The speaker is Phil Jones who is an urban designer and author of Manual for Streets. He will talk about improving street design with emphasis on the Urban Village.
His presentation will discuss how to make urban villages more attractive, intergrated and less cluttered. There will be a supporting presentation by the Acocks Green Focus Group who will discuss urban design with specific reference to Acocks Green village. To book a place for this free talk click on the link and contact the Focus Group with your details. http://acocksgreenfocusgroup.org.uk/contact-us/
Manual for Streets was first published in 2007 and resulted in the Dept of Transport’s Traffic Management Division winning a Royal Town Planning Institute prize for this publication. The award recognises that it is radically changing designers’ and local authorities’ approach to residential street design for the better. It emphasises that streets should be places in which people want to live and spend time in, and are not just transport corridors.
As the urban design of Acocks Green centre has been much discussed in recent years, this talk will surely discuss ideas that could much improve our village.