Archive of January 2011 - Transforming Cities

A Royal Town for the Diamond Jubilee?

on January 30th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

Reinstating the name of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield could add value to property and raise the profile of the town for business. It could also help to raise funds for delivery of the town centre masterplan and renewal of Sutton’s local centres. Sutton Coldfield town centre has been…

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Could a computer model transform neighbourhood planning?

on January 18th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

Transforming Cities Ltd has joined a consortium of eleven leading European Universities, businesses, and city councils, to submit a bid to the European Union for funds to develop a new model for neighbourhood planning. If the bid is successful, the model named OpenPlan, will be developed to empower local communities to…

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Can a town’s name live forever?

on January 12th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | 2 Comments

A Royal Town name has only ever been lost once in England. Sutton Coldfield was the town that lost it, but it can get it back. Note: Sutton was a Royal Town, not a Royal Borough of which there are several. In 1528 Henry VIII granted Sutton Coldfield its Royal…

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