Name: Rebecca Howe

MArch Atelier: MAKING

BArch: De Montfort University, Leicester

Hometown: Sheffield

Skills: Hand drawing, Model making, Rhino, Revit, Sketch up, Adobe suite, AutoCAD

Why I Chose In Our Nature: I chose In Our Nature as I believe the project will create a fantastic sustainable space which also has the potential to bring the community together. It will also provide a much needed green space in the very urban Northern Quarter.

Fun Fact: I once won an inflatable swimming pool on a night out.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 10:49
The Tib Street carpark roof transformation is an exciting project with many enthusiastic collaborators involved, all sharing the same goals to ultimately make Manchester a greener and more sustainable City.

The project is part of an Amity led programme called In Our Nature, which is lottery funded with the aim of bringing the community together to take action against climate change. They are collaborating with a subgroup from the Northern Quarter Action Group to achieve the community garden and inner-city green space. The NQAG is a cooperative partnership brought together under a bold vision for Manchester's Northern Quarter - one which is greener, builds the community, and enhances what’s special about the Northern Quarter.

Both bodies have funding available to support the projects, however the proposals we as a group put forward will be key in helping keep momentum for the project going and allow all the collaborators involved to envision what the space could be transformed into.

External collaborators to date include Manchester City Council who are supporting the NQAG and the Amity program and have already begun taking steps to make the idea a reality. Along with input from local and national charities and enterprises; A New Leaf MCR, Hubbub, Groundwork and Sow The City. Additionally Members from the National Trust are also onboard and are hoping the Tib Street carparks green transformation becomes a precedent for other urban cities to adopt.
Posted 15 Mar 2022 12:21