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.

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!