jmarchitects joined diverse group of attendees to discuss changes to National Planning Framework and launch of NPF4. Supporting protection and restoration of green areas, specifically Urban Forests discussion centred around the multiple social, economic and environmental benefits of biodiversity, trees and woodlands.
The keynote speaker Dr Brian M Evans, Professor of Urbanism and Landscape, Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow City Urbanist, highlighted the importance of multidisciplinary approach and knowledge exchange to support the successful delivery of government policies (NPF4) and recent legislation (Planning Scotland Act 2019). Diverse range of speakers including Architects, Arboriculturists, Researchers, Tree Consultants, Planners and Environmental Program Leaders discussed roles, challenges and the importance of delivering climate resilient cityscapes, reversing biodiversity loss through people and place centred local approaches.
“We aim to identify and discuss the key steps required to make a positive shift in the planning and development process aligned with emerging policy and best practice. The seminar seeks to inform and empower those working in planning and development control and those involved with delivery on site. This seminar is aimed at everyone who has the potential to impact trees and woodlands during the planning, design and development stages.”
– Trees and Design Action Group
Credit: Magdalena Blazusiak, jmarchitects Edinburgh
Bolton Market Site Visit!
jmarchitects just visited site to witness the fast progress of the new steelwork installation, whilst ground is being prepared for the structural floor slab! It’s so great to see it all taking shape!
The Linen Quarter shortlisted in the Residential – Multi Unit category at the Scottish Design Awards
The Linen Quarter at Pilmuir Works is a new residential community created within the restored Category A-listed former Damask linen factory, previously on the Historic Environment Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register.
Welcome to Princess Street!
The Manchester Studio is ecstatic to have Ben Wigley join the Studio as a Senior Architect.