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Sheffield Central Library: Whither civic pride in Feb 2017?

Mick Nott February 2017 Mick is an active trustee with Sheffield Civic Trust.  He writes in a personal capacity. Hi, it is now just over 2 months since SCC agreed to grant 12 months exclusivity to an investor to conduct

Posted in City centre

Sheffield Central Library: Whither civic pride?

Blog post by Mick Nott, an active trustee with Sheffield Civic Trust.  Mick writes here in a personal capacity, but the Sheffield Civic Trust are also looking to gather views and responses on the Sheffield Central Library proposals, so please get

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Sheffield Housing Expo launched at train station

Expo showcases new design ideas to solve the housing crisis  Our new exhibition ‘New Urban Housing Ideas for Sheffield‘ forms part of Design Week 2016 The Sheffield Housing Expo – an exhibition of innovative new housing design – has been launched

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Protecting Sheffield’s Trees – a significant part of our city’s USP

Lee Heykoop, a member of Sheffield Civic Trust’s trustee board, gives her personal take on the treatment of street trees in Sheffield and offers her views on what needs to happen next. The treatment of street trees in Sheffield, which

Posted in Environment

Options for ‘long-term urban growth’ of Sheffield published by URBED

David Rudlin, who launched our Year of Housing back in May, was invited by Sheffield City Council to look at how the ‘Garden City’ Wolfson Prize ideas might apply to Sheffield. The options for growth described in the report also featured in

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‘The first of the new?’ Guest post on the new proposals for Sheffield’s Retail Quarter

Guest post by Julian Dobson, first published on Julian’s website Living With Rats The latest consultation on the future of Sheffield’s city centre closed last month. By the turn of the decade, it’s hoped, the city will have a brand

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“How can we see the wood for the Trees?” – one woman’s quest for clarity about Sheffield’s trees.

Post by Lee Heykoop, SCT board member Beautiful , mature trees in the city are the gift of someone’s vision a generation or more ago. Besides the shade that makes a city tolerable when there’s a heatwave, I would be

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Setting the context for Sheffield’s future housing challenges

Guest blog post by Professor Gordon Dabinett, Professor for Regional Studies, Sheffield University, and co-author of the State of Sheffield 2015 report At the recent Sheffield Civic Trust housing event, David Rudlin director of URBED outlined his views on how Garden City

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Sheffield Civic Trust Response to the Sheffield Retail Quarter (SRQ) Consultation

1.         Introduction The Sheffield Civic Trust (SCT) held a supplementary consultation event in June 2015 on proposals for the Sheffield Retail Quarter which ran alongside the main consultation. This was widely advertised through our supporters network via the SCT newsletter.

Posted in City centre, Public Consultation, Retail Quarter

‘Côte de Jenkin Road’ Hill Climb – Tour de France Celebration Event

Test your pedal power on Wincobank’s famous Jenkin Road on Saturday 4th July 2015 Jenkin Road will be closed to traffic on Saturday July 4th for a chance to pit pedal power against the hill that tested the Tour de France

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