Sustainability at Tibbalds

Tibbalds’ Urban Designer Evelyn Wong discusses sustainability initiatives in the studio and steps to improve in the future. By Evelyn Wong In our project work, creating and achieving sustainable environments is at the heart of what we do.  For us, this means creating places that thrive by sustaining themselves economically, socially and environmentally – even … Continue reading Sustainability at Tibbalds

Child friendly places are the future

Tibbalds’ Associate Francis Moss reflects on a recent event in central London that encouraged children to engage in building and designing spaces, and wonders why thinking from a child's perspective isn't more prominent in making great places for everyone. By Francis Moss Ten years ago I moved to London and quickly became accustomed to squeezing … Continue reading Child friendly places are the future

Cities Skylines: Game over for town planners and urban designers or a new level of understanding for future generations?

In this blog post Tibbalds’ urban designer Cezar Petcu reflects on how technology might be able to help to convey the challenges involved in urban design and placemaking more easily with local communities. By Cezar Petcu The idea of placemaking has always been hard for many people to understand, many believe cities and settlements evolve … Continue reading Cities Skylines: Game over for town planners and urban designers or a new level of understanding for future generations?

Neither bank nor trendy wine bar

Tibbalds Senior Planner Adam Price considers a key change to our high streets and what we should do about it. By Adam Price We’re facing unprecedented change in the high street at the moment. This is widely considered to be part of a shift in people’s shopping habits from physical stores to online retailers, predominantly … Continue reading Neither bank nor trendy wine bar

Lessons from Zurich for a Londoner

Danielle Leigh, Tibbalds' Graphic Assistant, recently visited Zurich for the first time, and returned to her home city of London with some reflections on the differences between the two. by Danielle Leigh Zurich was never a place I had thought about visiting, but a friend of mine happened to be working there, and mentioned showing … Continue reading Lessons from Zurich for a Londoner

How Cycling Makes Places People-Friendly

Want laid-back places to live? Go Dutch and make cycling for all a priority! Article one of a series by Saskia Huizinga, Urban Designer at Tibbalds. Have you ever travelled to the Netherlands and experienced the serene atmosphere of their cities and neighbourhoods? Multiple canals, lots of trees, small houses, colourful businesses, cute streets and … Continue reading How Cycling Makes Places People-Friendly

Baja, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru – by bike

Velocity magazine have just published the following article by Sarah Jenkinson, Associate at Tibbalds, reflecting on her cycling sabbatical in Summer 2018. I have cycled all my life, but since 2009, it’s become a serious hobby of mine. Mainly for the joy of travel and adventure and sometimes to test my endurance and strength. I’ve … Continue reading Baja, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru – by bike

Making people-friendly places

Together with the Urban Design Group and other organisations, Tibbalds have launched a campaign to put people at the heart of urban design, planning and engineering.  Katja Stille, Tibbalds' Director and Executive Board Member of the Urban Design Group, sets out what the campaign is and what it seeks to achieve, and reflects on the legacy … Continue reading Making people-friendly places

Baking the Future City

The third annual 'Gingerbread City' is currently wowing visitors to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where it is open to visitors until January 6, 2019.  This years theme is the Future City.  Tibbalds’ Urban Designer Amy Sweeting has been at the centre of the planning and preparation of the event, and here reflects on … Continue reading Baking the Future City

CIL – A tool for capturing social value or mitigating poor development?

Tibbalds' Planning Assistant Lizzie Bundred-Woodward who is currently studying for a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Westminster discusses the current arrangements around the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and considers both the problems it raises and possible ways forward for the charge. by Lizzie Bundred-Woodward I’m sure I’m not alone amongst colleagues … Continue reading CIL – A tool for capturing social value or mitigating poor development?