“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.

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‘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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Sheffield Retail Quarter Consultation

On June 11th over 50 people came to our consultation event on the new Sheffield Retail Quarter plans. We heard presentations from architects and planners working on the scheme, and the Q&A session that followed covered a wide range of issues from

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SFNR Sheffield Design Week Ride – Friday 19 June 2015

Report by Mick Nott Just over 30 people made the 80th Sheffield FridayNightRide (SFNR). The theme was Sheffield Design Week and we cycled to the locations of the buildings that won awards from the Sheffield Civic Trust/RIBA Yorkshire in November

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David Rudlin – Sheffield Civic Trust Future Housing Launch

Report by Adam Park + Tom Hunt, SCT trustees Sheffield Civic Trust is calling for a city-wide debate to consider how Sheffield can provide the homes our city needs – now and for the changing profile of the city in

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Do we have too much student accommodation in Sheffield?

Text by Charlotte Liu, SCT trustee I was strolling in the city centre on a sunny afternoon when this question suddenly appeared in my mind. I guess it must be because there were so many adverts and a giant 7-story

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Sheffield Urban Design Week

Sheffield Urban Design Week is an annual series of events bringing together built environment practitioners, students, local residents and anyone with an interest in the shape of the city. Sheffield Urban Design Week will take place between Thursday 16th October to Saturday

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Sheffield Civic Trust is holding its ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 6.30pm at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire S1 4FW. (view on map) Following the Election of Trustees and Executive Officers for

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