Transforming the city

These modules will help you think about how to set a vision for the future of your city, unlock funding to achieve it, and then measure success.

 

How to use partnerships to drive change

This module looks at the unique power that cross-sector partnerships have, and how they bring like-minded people together to inspire and enable cooperation and the sharing of knowledge. The largest and most unique partnership in this area is the Bristol Green Capital Partnership (BGCP), a platform for organisations to join together to develop the concept and delivery of Bristol as a ‘green’ city.

1_Bristol Method_How to use partnerships to drive change.pdf (1.3 MB)

How to create a vision of a city's future

As the world becomes more connected, cities are competing ever more fiercely for residents who will help the city prosper. People are always attracted to the vast opportunities offered by global capital cities but this module looks at how second cities such as Bristol can attract and retain people in the long term.

2_Bristol Method_How to create a vision for the city's future.pdf (1006.1 KB)

How to measure the sustainability of a city

This module shares some of the ways in which cities are being measured and how this could evolve in the future. It also provides practical examples of what leading cities are doing, their lessons learned and how these might be applied to other cities.

3_Bristol Method_How to measure the sustainability of a city.pdf (4.0 MB)

How to use grants to support grassroots change

To celebrate Bristol’s ambitions and achievements in sustainability, a £2m grants programme was created with the intention of promoting a wide range of events, projects and activities that showcase the efforts of this unique city and its people during 2015. This module explains how the process was devised and managed, and shares what was learned in the process.

4_Bristol Method_How to use grants to support grassroots change.pdf (2.1 MB)

How to create cities that are good for people and the planet

This module looks at the idea of healthy urban planning: how we can plan and develop towns and cities so that they are good for people and the planet.

5_The Bristol Method_How to create cities that are good for people and the planet.pdf (1.8 MB)

How to create more resilient cities

The global population faces a wide range of increasingly challenging and unpredictable issues such as climate change, population growth, terrorism and economic fluctuations. Communities and economies - particularly in cities - need to develop the capacity to survive, adapt and thrive in the face of multiple and unpredictable disruptions in order to be resilient. Here's how Bristol has sought to do that.

6_Bristol Method_How to create more resilient cities V2.pdf (1.8 MB)