All Inclusive: Bristol Paintworks as the model for future live-work developments in the UK

Historical Background Originally a paint and varnish factory as a part of Phoenix Wharf in 19th century, Bristol Paintworks, currently, represent the only large-scale live-work scheme in the UK (Figures 1 to 3). Established by Bristol Paintmakers Colthurst & Harding, it was recognized as the first paint production factory in the area, which subsequently became…
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Colombia against drug cartels: tackling urban violence in Medellín

While preparing my dissertation on ‘crime prevention in an urban environment’, I have encountered the case of Medellín in Colombia. Medellín’s Past Latin American cities, and Medellín in particular, represented the most violent cities in the world in the late 20th century with a great deal of homicides, drug trafficking and rackets affecting the local…
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Building For Life 12: The Rise (Phase 1), Scotswood

The Rise is located in the electoral ward of Benwell and Scotswood of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. With the completion of 1st phase (4 phases remain)[1], it intends to accommodate “diverse, sustainable and forward looking community” comprised of the local working class population[2]. I will further assess The Rise according to 12 criteria of Building for Life. Each…
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