Civic Trust Cymru promotes civic pride as a means to improving the quality of life for all in the places where we live and work, and encourages community action, good design, sustainable development and respect for the built environment amongst people of all ages.

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Top five public sculptures: Llandudno

Alice_llandudno by Simon Hedger photo credit Katey Goodwin

Article by Katey Goodwin, Art UK Head of Research & Digitisation and Project Manager for The Sculpture Project. Article reproduced with the kind permission of Art UK – The Sculpture Project*   I recently found myself with a free morning in Llandudno, a beautiful seaside town on the north Wales coast. Searching for things to do in […]

The Demise of the Traditional Market Town

Abergavenny Cattle Market.jpeg

Heritage-led or Supermarket-led Regeneration? Guest article by Edward Holland (  Abergavenny Cattle Market before and after demolition © author Historically, settlements evolved around a fortification or a place of worship.  The larger settlements then became market places where local people could trade and many became the focus for a network of communities.  From medieval times […]

The Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize 2015


  Guest post from the Dewi-Prys Thomas Trust The Dewi-Prys Thomas Trust is delighted to announce that in November 2015 it will be awarding its fifth prize for design in Wales. The triennial Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize is Wales’s prestigious award that recognises the importance of good design to the quality of life, identity and regeneration of Wales The […]

Gwobr Dewi-Prys Thomas 2015


    Wedi’i hysgrifennu’n wahaddedig gan yr Ymddiriedolaeth Dewi-Prys Thomas   Mae Ymddiriedolaeth Dewi-Prys Thomas yn falch o gyhoeddi y bydd yn dyfarnu y pedwerydd gwobr ar gyfer dylunio yng Nghymru yn mis Tachwedd 2015. Mae gwobr deirblwyddol Dewi-Prys Thomas yn anrhydedd sy’n cydnabod pwysigrwydd dylunio da ar gyfer ansawdd bywyd, hunaniaeth ac adfywiad Cymru Mae’r […]

Characterisation: exploring place with community groups

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The Civic Trust’s work on characterisation continues….(This article was first published on The Civic Trust for Wales website in 2014)