A space for conversation and collaboration in Leeds
Welcome to the About Leeds Blog
Hosted by Leeds Civic Trust, this is a creative space for anyone with something to say about Leeds – from its earliest days to the 2030s and beyond – to put forward their views for discussion and debate. Read more about our plans for the blog in the opening post as Martin Hamilton Launches the About Leeds Blog >>>
From Leeds to Jutland
Duncan McCargo shares his archive research following Charles Barker Howdill’s journey to Jutland in 1911. Charles B. Howdill (1863–1941) was a Leeds architect and photographer, who travelled extensively on the European continent before the First World War. One of the first to exhibit colour images at the Royal Photographic Society, he gave hundreds of ‘magic…
We can build a more sustainable Leeds after COVID-19. Here’s how.
Paul Chatterton, University of Leeds’ Professor of Urban Futures, reflects on how the experience of lockdown has shown what a more sustainable future might look like for Leeds and shares his ideas on how the city might get there.
Using the Place Alliance’s housing audit criteria to assess housing planning applications
Martin Hamilton, Director of Leeds Civic Trust, introduces a new approach to assessing planning applications for housing developments – using the housing audit criteria defined by the Place Alliance.
Catherine Buckton: Public Health Campaigner
James Rhodes, Leeds historian and writer, introduces an early public health campaigner, Catherine Buckton.
Why driving with hand controls will change my life…
Gem Turner – a local disabled blogger and consultant – shares her experiences of being a young disabled woman and the life-changing effect of taking control of her own Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.
Leeds: a sense of place in the city
Rob Kilner reflects on the essence of the city, through Leeds’ geography, history and built environment, which form a unique sense of place in the present day.
Welcome to the About Leeds blog
Martin Hamilton, Director of Leeds Civic Trust, introduces the new AboutLeeds blog – a space for sharing your ideas about life in Leeds and how our city should evolve in the future.
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