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.

Monthly archives for May, 2015

Visual Echoes

How to choose a house

Guest article by Noel Upfold. This article was first published in the ‘Deri’ the newsletter of Rhiwbina Civic Society.  Rhiwbina is a suburb in North Cardiff, and the focus of Rhiwbina Civic Society’s characterisation or ‘Explore Rhiwbina’ project. Amongst other things, Noel is a member of Rhiwbina Civic Society ‘Explore Rhiwbina’ group.    Many recently built […]

Characterisation, community engagement and place-making

Newtown

This is the revised text of a presentation given to an RTPI Urban Design and Conservation regional seminar hosted by Cardiff University’s School of Planning and Geography Innovation and Engagement unit on 25 March 2014. This article was first published on The Civic Trust for Wales website in 2014.

Charlotte Square

Charlotte Square

Rhiwbina and District Civic Society is producing a character study of this large Cardiff suburb. This report on Charlotte Square illustrates the approach they have taken to the project. This article was first published on The Civic Trust for Wales website in 2014.

Characterisation: exploring place with community groups

Explore your town manual

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

Celebrating the Chartists (article first published in 2014)

newport_mural

This article was first published on The Civic Trust for Wales website in 2014.

Planning Bill consultation (article first published July 9 2014)

Briefing picture

In 2014 The Welsh Government consulted on its Planning Bill. This article was first published on The Civic Trust for Wales website on July 9th 2014.

Bil yr Amgylchedd Hanesyddol (Cymru)

Bill front page_cymreig

Bil newydd i warchod ein hanes ar gyfer ein dyfodol   Press release from the Welsh Government Mae treftadaeth Cymru yn werthfawr iawn a dylai gael ei gwarchod, ei diogelu a’i rheoli er budd cenedlaethau’r dyfodol – dyna’r weledigaeth sy’n gefndir i’r ddeddfwriaeth gyntaf i Gymru-yn-unig ar gyfer diogelu a gwarchod ein hamgylchedd hanesyddol unigryw. […]

Historic Environment (Wales) Bill

Bill front page

New Bill to protect our past for Wales of tomorrow introduced Press release from the Welsh Government   Wales’ heritage is precious, and should be protected and managed for future generations.   That vision has shaped the first Wales-only legislation for the care and protection of our distinct historic environment, which will be introduced into […]