APPRAISAL: Past Projects
db+a offer a form of appraisal that integrates flexibly health and sustainability specifically in to large-scale mixed-use urban development plans and projects.
In reaction to failing appraisal methods, it was developed from 2000 to 2010 on a variety of live plans and projects by the WHO Centre for Healthy Urban Environments (CHUE) at the University West of England.
Having advised BRE Global on how best to improve BREEAM Communities and after 10 years working with exemplar developer CDP, in 2012 db+a teamed up with CHUE to help South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) appraise the health and sustainability of the large urban extension proposals in north Bristol: the Cribbs-Patchway New Neighbourhood.
db+a brought first hand experience of working with all stakeholders, developers and local authorities as well as academics and residents, so were ideally placed to mediate between the many various interests.
With funding from InnovateUK we have now developed a new online event management system tailored specifically to this form of appraisal.
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"PRISM has helped us bring forward proposals which are demonstrably more healthy and sustainable"
Strategic Planning Policy and Specialist Advice Team
South Gloucestershire Council
Healthy Urban Planning? Urban Design Journal, April 2014, by Daniel Black
Article discussing the barriers and opportunities facing the north Bristol urban extension.