National Placecheck Day Saturday 22 September, nationwide.
Based on a system of questions and answers, Placecheck is a simple and powerful tool to identify the positive and negative qualities of a place, empowering local residents to make a real difference to their local environment.
Download a guide from www. placecheck. com and hold a Placecheck in your area. Also see NCE 14 June for more on this ICE initiative.
Best of the rest The Taff & Ely river boat trip Tuesday 18 September, Cardiff.
An opportunity to see the County Council's vision of how both river corridors can be developed.
E-mail mhall@cardiff. gov. uk Accessible London Wednesday 19 September, Millennium Bridge A tour of the pleasures and pains of traversing the capital if you are visually or mobility impaired. Visit www. cae. org. uk Persistence Works Thursday 20 September, Sheffield A pre-opening tour of Persistence Works, a lottery funded artists' studio exploring the role of artists in the design team.
jacqueline. yallop@sheffield. gov. uk Community participation in urban design Friday 21 September, Edinburgh Exhibition of projects and techniques for community participation.
E-mail e. mullan@smith-scottmullan. co. uk Aspects of a proposed town design statement Sunday 23 September, Littleborough A chance for the local community to actively participate in the formation of a development plan and town design statement for Littleborough.
E-mail iaingerrard@excite. co. uk