Greener Grangetown – Detailed Design in to Practice: Concept to Reality – 12th October | 17:30 – 19:30 | Cardiff

  About this event The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and The Landscape Institute Wales (LIW) are co-hosting this lecture. Greener Grangetown is sustainable drainage scheme located in an existing urban area of Cardiff, South Wales. The design maximises the use of green infrastructure to future proof the drainage network; providing climate change resilience whilst also delivering enhanced public spaces, promoting sustainable travel, and improving ecology. An integrated approach to drainage design stems from a unique collaborative … Read full story

Changing Landscapes: people, places and politics in the Valleys – 14 October 2016

  One of the School of Geography and Planning’s 50th anniversary celebration events, ‘Changing Landscapes: people, places and politics in the Valleys’ will open a debate about the changing socio-economic, environmental and political landscapes of the Valleys.   Professor Kevin Morgan, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, will chair this event and speakers from Cardiff University, the Bevan Foundation, The University of South Wales and Welsh Government will explore the present state and future options for the Valleys. When: … Read full story

Planning in Wales – the Planning Act and Future of Planning Law – 20th September 2016

  UKELA is running an event on the evening of the 20th September in Cardiff on the Planning Act / future of planning law. With talks by:   Huw Williams, Geldards The Implementation of the Planning (Wales) Act 2015   Charles Mynor, The Law Commission The Future of Planning Law in Wales       DOWNLOAD FLYER: Planning Event WWP   BOOKING:   … Read full story

Captured Moments Reflected Spaces – an exhibition at the Bay Art Gallery, September 2016

  In partnership with Bay Art and Ruthin Craft Centre, the Design Commission for Wales will be running an exhibition at Bay Art gallery in Cardiff Bay from 10th – 24th September.   DOWNLOAD FLYER: Captured Moments Reflected Spaces   Please join the DCfW for the opening of the exhibition at 4pm on Saturday 10 September, with architect Chris Loyn.   And on Wednesday 21st September at 5.30pm, Rhian Hâf and architects featured in the exhibition will be in conversation with Carole-Anne Davies. … Read full story

Capability Brown and Cardiff Castle – LI Wales Summer Social

Join us and the LI’s President to help celebrate the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown’s birth with a lecture and tour detailing Brown’s controversial works at Cardiff Castle. Lancelot (Capability) Brown has become known as “England’s greatest gardener” through his work as a landscape architect.  He designed over 170 parks, many of which still exist, and the anniversary celebrations are being held throughout the UK. The green of Cardiff Castle is one of the few sites Brown worked at in … Read full story

Assembly Research Briefing, Wales and the EU

Research Briefing Wales and the EU: What does the vote to leave the EU mean for Wales? For more info, please click on the link below:       … Read full story

Guidance on traditional allotments and community led gardening projects, from the Welsh Government

  Mae’r Gweinidog Cyfoeth Naturiol wedi cyhoeddi canllawiau ynghylch rhandiroedd traddodiadol a phrosiectau garddio a gaiff eu harwain gan gymunedau. Mae’r canllawiau hyn ar gael ar wefan Llywodraeth Cymru   The Minister for Natural Resources has published guidance on traditional allotments and community led gardening projects.  The guidance is available on the Welsh Government website     … Read full story

‘Getting Things Done’ – 2 FREE events hosted by the Welsh School of Architecture and the Design Commission for Wales

  The Welsh School of Architecture and the Design Commission for Wales are pleased to announce the following FREE events   Exhibition Opening: ‘Getting Things Done’ – Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg To be formally opened by Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM & the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Martin Eichtinger The Senedd, Cardiff Bay 6pm on Wednesday 13th April 2016 RSVP via Eventbrite:   Symposium: ‘Getting Things Done’ Symposium – Evolution of the … Read full story

Sustainable Drainage in Wales – a talk by Phil Chatfield

On Thursday the 24th March Phil Chatfield of the Welsh Government Water Policy Team gave an insightful talk on the future of SuDS in Wales, held at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff.   We thank Phil for his time in presenting to us and thanks to all the attendees for making it a great CPD event.   Phil has kindly forwarded on his Powerpoint presentation, which can be downloaded here: SuDS Standards – CEW February 2016 050216     … Read full story