Listening to Bristol

As part of our research, we have conducted a range of workshops, surveys and events with the public and stakeholder organisations across the Bristol area.


We ran two surveys in the Bristol region in May-July 2017 and had over 700 responses. The findings from our surveys are being analysed and will be released in 2019.

Citizen workshops

In summer 2017 we ran workshops and events for local people in a range of neighbourhoods across the city – Knowle, Barton Hill, Bradley Stoke and Bishopston. These events helped us to collect further information about the views of citizens, which informs our modelling and proposals for the city authorities.

During the events we shared information about the links between air pollution, climate change and our health, and listened to residents’ views on the long-term vision for their area and the whole of Bristol.

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Stakeholder workshops

We ran two “stakeholder workshops” for local organisations and representatives in 2017 and 2018. They were aimed at developing routes to a “clean air”, healthy, zero-carbon Bristol by 2050 by understanding specific challenges and opportunities for organisations, and engaging them to identify actions, milestones and priorities.

Attendees included a range of organisations, from First Bus, community groups such as Ambition Lawrence Weston and Easton Energy Group, local councillors in South Gloucestershire and Bristol, Bristol Walking Alliance, Residents Against Dirty Energy (RADE), At-Bristol, local employers, Bristol Health Partnership and NHS representatives, energy experts, academics from UWE and the University of Bristol.

You can see the introductory talk from our first stakeholder event on our Youtube channel.