Why Doing One Thing for Biodiversity Adds Up!

21 April 2021
BY:
Claire Hector

Our blog for CIRIA’s Big Biodiversity Awards…. ‘we know you can make a huge impact by doing one thing for biodiversity if it covers wildlife’s wants and needs. Do THREE things… and you’ll be on your way to changing the world. Then there’s Arc’s ‘Do A Nine Thing’ proven and flipping brilliant framework Shaping Better Places if you really want to nail it!’

Wild Glades… Bromley’s first Biodiversity Festival goes online

24 March 2021
BY:
Claire Hector

Introducing the Wild Glades Festival about the natural world, led by The Glades and Bewonder*, curated by Artecology and Arc. Tune in online this Thursday 25th and Friday 26th March for loads of fantastic content from the Isle of Wight Biosphere’s artists and ecologists and from their partners working on rewilding Bromley and beyond!

The Power of the Place… article for Alternative UK

23 March 2021
BY:
Claire Hector

“Don’t let the signs of the times destroy the power of the place!” How to use wildlife law to shape better places for humans too.   From Common Ground By Ian Boyd We are living in strange times in the UK. Covid and Brexit, declining lifespans and increasing child mortality; runaway inequality with a top

Arc’s Shaping Better Places sparks change in environment for Sovereign Housing Group

23 December 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

We work closely with a number of UK housing associations across community and environment, providing ecological compliance for planning and the extra Arc biodiversity brew for new developments, retrofit of measures for wildlife across existing estates, strategic advice and community engagement, conservation projects and volunteering, resident mentoring and events. Much of our input is informal

Building for Biodiversity update… Artecology’s artificial rockpools for Marineff project

8 December 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Thanks to Bournemouth University and our colleagues Jess Bone and Dr Roger Herbert for this short film showing the Artecology R&D artificial rockpools (or as we call them, Vertipools) at work in Poole Harbour. Artecology‘s rockpools were commissioned as part of the cross-Channel, EU-funded Marineff research project and here you can see Bournemouth Uni’s team

Wild Glades Sky Garden… Back to Bromley!

5 August 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Looking forward to getting back to finish the phase one of our biodiversity project with Bromley’s forward-thinking shopping centre The Glades.

Cities & Health, Covid-19 Issue – Redesigning Habitat for Humans by Ian Boyd

30 July 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Communities, people, will be unable to cope with the socio-economic and ecosystem shocks of climate change and biodiversity loss, let alone pandemic, when simply getting through the day is made harder by the built environments they inhabit. The need to build living and working places that are truly resilient, healthy and sustainable has never been so clear. The call for a different, better relationship between the human and natural worlds has never been so loud.

HULLABALOO NEWSFLASH: DISCOVERY BAY JUST GOT BIGGER!

18 June 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Step inside ‘Discovery Bay’ At Hullabaloo at Home on Friday 19th June and the extraordinary diversity and inspiration of science and the spectacular natural world will be rolled out before you…! Contributions to Discovery Bay at Hullabaloo At Home have been piling in from all corners of the UK and the Isle of Wight Biosphere…

HULLABALOO AT HOME…

18 June 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

HULLABALOO… Postponed? Cancelled? NEVER! The Show’s Going On (line!)…! Sandown Bay spectacular Hullabaloo, a grand community celebration of discovery and exploration, fun and wonder is back and changing shape bringing the Bay…and the Isle of Wight Biosphere’s first birthday… straight to your home! Hullabaloo is an outstanding mix of science, nature, art with live music,

The Cowes and Northwood Place Plan

1 May 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Arc, the team behind the Ryde Place Plan and Shaping Newport are working with the Isle of Wight Council and local organizations to create a place plan for Cowes and Northwood. The starting point is an online questionnaire based on a national methodology called the Place Standard; you can find out more and access the

3 Decisions to Change the World – Happy Earth Day!

22 April 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Essential listening for Earth Day and a starter kit for post-Coronavirus built environment… here’s just some of Arc’s extraordinary body of natural, social and cultural experience distilled into a 3-point to-do list and a 5 minute talk for you!

Coronavirus – Arc Biodiversity & Climate’s Response

22 April 2020
BY:
Ian Boyd

Covid-19 is in truth our fourth modern crisis, exposing and concentrating the three already before us when it struck: public health, biodiversity and climate. It is this quartet of deeply connected and fundamentally ecological stresses that demands systemic change in our recovery. Shaping Better Places is the template we use and our answer to a post-Covid future.

Designing Habitat for Humans – Ian Boyd on Planning for Resilience & Public Health, Futurebuild 2020

17 April 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

‘If we’re building places that make people ill and we are, what possible hope do we have for a resilient future? By thinking ecologically, we can design places that are healthy for people because they are healthy for wildlife.’ Catch Ian Boyd’s talk on taking an ecological approach to public health and development. Designing Habitat for Humans at Futurebuild 2020 now available on CoLab.

Hullabaloo… At Home!

2 April 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Public Announcement…! Sandown Bay’s grassroots community spectacular is go! Join Arc in the Discovery Bay ‘marquee’ at Hullabaloo At Home where we’ll help you build your own Biosphere and a wild new Roomiverse!