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!

Changing Times Changing Places… Arc Remote Services

26 March 2020
BY:
Ian Boyd

Here at Arc we are, like you, working to manage the present while imagining and planning for different and better times ahead. Get in touch with the team for help shaping better places and new futures.

Spring in Strange Times

20 March 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Spontaneous urban rewilding this Spring… what wildlife is making the most of the empty spaces outside your window?

Update & Change of Plan for Discovery Bay – British Science Week

12 March 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

DISCOVERY BAY goes WALKABOUT!   We have made the decision to take this Sunday’s British Science Week event outdoors because the usual close handling and sharing of our amazing specimens and scientific equipment is probably best left until the current public health situation has improved.   So! Rather than invite you to come and explore

Rewilding retail… bringing biodiversity to a bit of Bromley…

19 February 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Arc and Artecology Ltd are working in London this week, bringing a bit of extra biodiversity to Bromley! The team will be installing Biototems, nest boxes as well as planting and sowing the first tranche of literally thousands of wildflowers. This is part of a long-term project we’re working on with The Glades, Bromley and owners, the investment

Shaping Better Places

5 December 2019
BY:
Ian Boyd

We have forgotten that we are organisms sharing our bit of territory with the encompassing natural world. By creating spaces for wildlife in every part of the built and planted environments that our urban lives will continue to generate, we can shape better places for people too.

The Christmas Garden 2019

3 December 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Our free and homespun celebration of people, place and the festive season is back! Join us all at Sandown Bay’s cliff-top Battery for this year’s The Christmas Garden…

The Business of Biodiversity

7 November 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

The Arc Group (both Arc and Artecology) work with clients, global investment management team LaSalle. Their Development Director, Andrew Derry, has just been in touch to say one project, Bourne Business Park, has been featured by the Better Buildings Partnership in the UK. http://www.betterbuildingspartnership.co.uk/lasalle’s-bourne-business-park-boosts-biodiversity-and-wellbeing Thanks to an inspired landscape architect at development stage and following

Signposting new ways – update on the Willow Walk

26 September 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Signs of change! The Willow Walk is a 1km case study of shaping better places! Part-living field study guide, community project, urban rewilding and we believe a good example of how businesses can help to build natural and social capital on their doorstep.

Fridays for Future and the business of biodiversity

20 September 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Fridays for Future… Climate crisis and biodiversity loss is finally going global. Whether or not we are personally interested in the environment doesn’t matter, we are ALL in it and part of it and are affected by it. People are nature, simple. Find out about it, make informed decisions and recognise that it’s no longer business as usual.

Under The Pier 2019 update… Sunshine & Sea Scorpions

10 September 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Our Isle of Wight’s end of summer bring-your-own-bucket celebration of people, place and nature, Under The Pier in Ryde was a packed and happy, species-rich spectacle last week with around 600 visitors on board with dozens of species discovered!

Walls, Walks, Waves… What Will You Find?

22 August 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

While Artecology are out at sea with Marineff and half of Arc are out on dormice detail, Claire’s been staring at walls…looking at the team’s back catalogue & current work, old public art to Artecology biograffiti and bee walls and how we’re rethinking the concrete tide. Luckily she hit a wall and this blog ends before she got on to our #rewilding work! Walls the Album continues later this summer.