52 Big Ideas for Bristol
52 Big Ideas for Bristol is a collection of quirky ideas to make the city more sustainable. They are designed to spark your imagination and influence positive change.
Inspired by Bristol’s year as Green Capital of Europe in 2015 , the ideas are ways to reduce pollution, congestion and wasted energy by offering greener alternatives, as well as smaller, fun ideas to bring communities together.
Introducing water features to Bath would be economically beneficial, attracting more visitors by making it an even enjoyable place to visit. It would also be good for our wellbeing; it’s proven that introducing water to our urban environment makes a significant impact on our health and quality of life.
A competition would be held to design the features, while maps created by the Tourist Board would create a trail for visitors to follow.
The water features could take many different forms. Some would be calming, while others would be exciting. It would create an aquatic soundtrack to our streets, from gushing and fizzing to gurgling and tinkling.
Contact: Rob Delius
Their aim is to:
- increase construction skills in the area
- connect more people to employers through work placements, training, jobs and apprenticeships
- improve the image of the construction industry
- increase local awareness of careers in the construction and built environment sector
Building Plymouth was set up as a ‘call to action’ to overcome the skills shortages facing the local construction and built environment sector.
Thanks to the investment by 25 project sponsors, Plymouth City Council has been able to invest in a dedicated Skills Co-ordinator to drive forward the ambitious plans for Building Plymouth.
The current Project Sponsors are AECOM, CITB, City College Plymouth, Constructing Excellence, Gilpin Demolition, Kier, Midas, mi-space, Millfields Trust, Morgan Sindall, National Careers Service, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Homes, Plymouth Construction Training Group, Redrow, Ryearch, Skills Group, South Devon College, Stride Treglown, SWH Group, TClarke, TruVision VR, Ward Williams Associates, Willmott Dixon and YGS Landscapes.
Contact: Dave Bayliss
Creative Cardiff is a network which connects people working in any creative organisation, business or job in the Cardiff region. They encourage people to work together and maximise the city’s creative potential.
During their first year, Creative Cardiff offered a programme of ’52 Things’ for the city’s creative community. That’s one thing each week to inspire, inform and engage those working in Cardiff’s creative economy.
The network aims to bring together everybody from the city’s creative economy, from dancers and marketers, to architects and app developers. By collaborating and sharing ideas, they want to encourage more innovation and creativity.
Contact: Simon Trew