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Australia Australia - Infrastructure and Housing Investment Must Prioritise Urban Design   Planning Institute Of Australia: We Don’t Need An Urban Design Trigger   Entries open for...
Australia   Brisbane property: Greenfield sites and inner-city bear burden on 80 per cent of new homes – “figures unsustainable”    What Melbourne can learn from...
Humans, Health, Society Air pollution continues to be “News” and it is a serious problem; however, it is by no means the only health problem in the built environment.  It is...
Canada Bringing Indigenous principles to development in East Vancouver Indigenous design is an emerging and growing concept in the world of urban planning and architecture. The 110-year-old...
Australia 60 tall buildings set to change Perth City skyline Canda Toronto: Charting a Path for Unprecedented Growth China China’s Newly Imagined ‘Green’ City Gets Its First $19...
Energy, Climate Change 2016 hottest year on record 1.1C above pre industrial era  - World Meteorological Organisation Climate breaks multiple records in 2016, with global impacts. Record-...
  Built Environment How smarter urbanisation can help us meet the challenges of rapid growth  - Nicholas Falk – The Planner Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar...
Built Environment Are cities too big or too small –  should we live in fewer, larger cities? – CityLab Quiz: guess the city from its skyline - Guardian Alfred Place park to...
The purpose of a tax is first and foremost to raise revenue.  A second purpose can be to influence behaviour by taxing goods or services that society wants people to use less.  A third...
Built Environment Quiz: guess the city from its skyline - Guardian Alfred Place park to be central London's first new park in over 100 years - LI Parks Without Borders: Creating a...
  Urban Design Directory - Featured Practice Amec Foster Wheeler Defence College for Technical Training, Lyneham   PROJECT SUMMARY Masterplanning and design of new Defence College for...
LUC - Bishopric, HorshamThis project is an opportunity to redefine the Bishopric’s significance and role within Horsham town centre.The opening of John Lewis at Home in 2015 and the...
Environment Technological progress alone will not stem resource use – MIT News Researchers find no evidence of an overall reduction in the world’s consumption of materials. Movement...
20 Jan  Technological progress alone will not stem resource use – MIT News Researchers find no evidence of an overall reduction in the world’s consumption of materials. Sandwell...
13 Jan Renting rather than owning a home may not be as expensive as many people think - University of Stirling Department for Transport Modelling shows potential for driverless vehicles to cut...
Contents In Brief Research and Industry News Urban Design Around the World Urban Design Events   IN BRIEF  English Government Names 14 Garden Villages and 3 Garden Towns  Key points...
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Download Urban Update 20 May 2016 High Speed Rail Explored: Report Launch HSR and Connected Cities  The Independent Transport Commission Leeds on Monday 16th May 2016. Report by Laura...
Download Urban Update   Big Meet 5 – Design Review  - Event Report  There is a lot of interest in design review at the moment, and it is timely that the Place Alliance’s...
Download Urban Update Impact of HS1 on Property Prices? Domestic high-speed commuter services on the High Speed 1 line between the Channel Tunnel and London commenced on 13 December 2009.  The...
Download Urban Update Time to design the underworld? UDG Director Robert Huxford, speaking at a recent Energy Utilities Industry Conference, has called for a better design and management of the space...
Download Urban Design 8 April 2016   Urban Design 138 – Spring 2016: Industry and Urban Design Louise Thomas introduces the current edition of Urban Design A sustainable and enjoyable...
A Response to the London Good Growth Agenda 2016 Graham Marshall gives a North West pro-social perspective on the debate on the growth of London London Docklands against the backdrop of a layer of...
Download Urban Update 25 Feb 2016 Why is the starting point for street design still cars and lorries and not people? Turn to any street design guide and you will find a rich and generous amount of...
Download Urban Update 12 Feb 2016 Streets of Shame Use out of date approaches to highway design and management could leave highway authorities liable and professional staff in breach of codes of...
Download Urban Update 29 Jan 2016   Housing A restless local government officer writes “As a local government planner I have to work without favour to any political party interest, only...
Download Urban Update 22 January 2016   Vision Zero UK Launch How many people should die on our streets and highways each year?   2000?  200? 20?  Well how about zero? ...
Download Urban Update 15 Jan 2016 Urban Farming Special Brooklyn Farmer - Event report The world’s largest rooftop farm https://vimeo.com/ondemand/brooklynfarmer Brooklyn Farmer is a...
Download Urban Update 7 Jan 2016   Look to the hills to prevent urban flooding Is it possible to deal with flooding at source?  Local urban flood defence schemes can have a significant...
Driverless urban futures, carless towns, comapact cities, floodable cities, events for 2016  Download Urban Update 18 December 2016   Driverless urban futures Raquel Leonardo Driverless...
Download Urban Update 4 December 2015   The Metro-town – an alternative to sprawl Event report  - Campaign against urban sprawl in Essex Essex is arguably England’s oldest...
Download Urban Update 26 November 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Human physiology, psychology and place-making Giving urban design a basis in science...
Download Urban Update 6 November 2015   Why people choose to live where they do Urban Demographics – why people live where they do’,  a new report by the Centre for Cities,shows...
Download Urban Update 23 October 2015   National Urban Design Conference Reports    Paul Osborne of LHC Architecture and Urbanism reports on the session  - Creating profit...
Download Urban Update 16 October 2015   Comparing House Builders’ approaches to Urban Design A pilot study to understand its role and value to the industry Major Research report...
Download Urban Update 8 October 2015   Design and Value Design South East Conference explores the links A century ago East Kent was flourishing.  It had had a major tourist industry with...
Download Urban Update 25 September 2015 Project of the Week  Harbourside Regeneration, Torquay Kay Elliott Kay Elliott are developing a proposal for Torquay's waterfront which includes...
Download Urban Update 18 September 2015   The ideal development design guide? 6 Cs workshop produces specification The 6 C’s are six councils  (Derbyshire, Derby City, Leicestershire...
Download Urban Update 11 September 2015 Main Headlines Prospects for Standardising Urban Sustainability?  Research Report crime reduction core to reducing car dependence Poor diet and high...
Download Urban Update 1 September 2015 Main Headlines Dangerous lorries banned from London to protect cyclists Exercise adds 3 – 7 years of life Simple changes will make roads safer – a...
Download Urban Update 21 August 2015   On the importance of making reasonable and rational decisions The news a fortnight ago that an English minister for planning had had his policy on...
Download Urban Update 14 August 2015 Should we design the public realm around children? The summer holidays bring a time where children are free from school, and sometimes left on their own. ...
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Download Urban Update - 10 July 2015 edition   English brownfield land development free for all? The City as Master Developer – Event Report Climate trends could yield 20-foot sea-level...
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The 28 page report is aimed at practitioners, politicians and public to bring them up to speed on the latest on street design science and best practice, including Manual for Streets I and II, and the...
Former UDG Chair Duncan Ecob writes about his continuing experience of living and working in New Zealand I have now been in the land of the long white cloud for one year and am thoroughly enjoying it...
The Urban Design Group AGM took place at 6pm on Wednesday 18 June 2014 in The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ The evening saw Paul Reynolds stand down as Chair of the Urban Design Group...
Reflections on the UDG & Urbanista's joint event Rebooting the Masterplan (12 May 2014) from urbanist, trainer and author of the Dictionary of Urbanism Rob Cowan Did masterplanning...
Has your practice been working on a project about which you're particularly proud? Do you have a scheme which has succeeded against the odds, given life to a struggling town centre or helped to...
The Urban Design Group's Annual General Meeting will take place in June (6pm,  Wednesday 18 June 2014 in The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ) and we strongly encourage members...
The Public Monuments & Sculpture Association has announced its call for nominations for The Marsh Awards 2014. The Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture is offered for a sculpture...
The Urban Design Group’s National Urban Design Awards 2014 were presented on 12 February at the Victory Services Club in Central London. Hosted by Amanda Reynolds, the evening showcased some...
Download printable PDF   INTERNATIONAL URBAN DESIGN NEWS Australia Malcolm Snow to head National Capital Authority Mr Snow has won the Australian Award for urban design three times. http://www....
Abstracts are now invited for the National Conference on Urban Design 2014, taking place in Nottingham on 18-20 September. The theme for the conference is Urban Design for All and the main aim of the...
Urban Update 30th December - pdf download     International Urban Design News   Australia Sydney Design Awards http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/winners-announced-for-the-...
The Joint Centre for Urban Design at Oxford Brookes has just launched a new content focused website, part of a Brookes Teaching Fellowship project.  The website reflects a joint effort from...
The National Urban Design Conference on Urban Design in Newcastle (17-19 October 2013) featured a great many interesting and thought-provoking presentations of a wide range of themes. A number of...
Papers are being invited for 51st International Making Cities Livable Conference on Making Cities Healthy for All taking place in Portland, Oregon, USA from 8-12 June 2014 At this conference, we...
The finalists for the 2014 practice project award have now been announced. This year's shortlist is as follows - note that all entries are shown in a single PDF, please scroll down to view all...
A one day symposium held to explore the role of design in alternative housing models has been a great success.  The symposium investigated the role of design throughout the delivery process of...
Report on a recent research project on self-build housing conducted by the Centre for Housing Policy at University of York for Lloyds Banking Group. Download the report here.
Following on from a report on big trees published in March 2012, CIRIA have issued the following proposal for further work to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of large trees in the...
An international search has been launched by New West End Company to find a partner to completely redesign and install a truly innovative Christmas Lights spectacle on London’s world famous...
The Newcastle University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape is proud to offer a Postgraduate Bursary Scheme for September 2013 entry. £2000 fees discount bursaries are on...
Key results 1.What should be included in the guidance to support the National Planning Policy Framework Answer Options Vital Important Moderately important Not important Objectives...
The National Urban Design Awards for 2013 were presented at a prestigious event held at the Royal Overseas League in Londonon 6 February. Hosted by Amanda Reynolds, the evening showcased some of the...
Bradford City Council's stunning City Park scheme has been voted joint winner of the 2013 National Urban Design Awards - public sector category.  Comments by voters included City park...
In Planning and Place in the City, Marichela Sepe explores the preservation, reconstruction and enhancement of cultural heritage and place identity. She outlines the history of the concept of place-...
Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, is currently running the ‘Hands Off My Bike!’ challenge prize - which calls on people from all over the UK to come up with breakthrough...
The Research and Documentation Centre in Technology, Architecture and City in Developing Countries (CRD-PVS) at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy), acknowledges and celebrates the contribution of...
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Integrating Solar Design, Sustainable Development and Urban Change Master of Science/PhD - University of Liechtenstein  (Institute of Architecture & Planning) Now open for applications for...
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS London has a reputation of a vibrant, dynamic city constantly reinventing and transforming itself; a highly adaptable organism that embraces change and, like an astute...
The Urban Design Group is delighted to announce the publication of Urban Design Practice: An International Review, edited by Sebastian Loew. The book gives a fascinating account of the state of urban...
After the success of our 2010 research initiative, the Urban Design Group is inviting proposals demonstrating the fresh thinking on the impact of good urban design. Who can apply? Individuals, groups...
Renowned urbanist, writer and cartoonist Rob Cowan launches his new website PLANDEMONIUM, bringing together a series of new videos about cities and the people who design and plan them. This...
The Urban Design Group AGM took place at 6pm on Wednesday 20 June 2012 in The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ The evening saw Amanda Reynolds stand down as Chair of the Urban Design...
The speech covers innovations such as routing, safety improvements including the prospect of virtually uncrashable cars by 2030.  http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/speeches/greening-20120425a/...
http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/press-releases/dft-press-20120517a/
http://www.communities.gov.uk/multimedia/newsroom/2133945
Seasonally adjusted house building starts in England stood at 24,140 in the March quarter 2012. This is 11 per cent lower than in the December quarter 2011. Completions (seasonally adjusted)...
The Growth Cities Network has been formed to promote the case for more powers for England’s mid-sized cities and is in discussions with ministers to establish how they can contribute better to...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17963888 - public disillusioned with poltical leadership - publc focussed on short term issues, rather than long term - public not interested in governance, or...
Chemicals which disrupt the hormone system found in food, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, household products and cosmetics – also known as 'endocrine disrupting chemicals' (EDCs)...
EPSRC funded study points to rich diversity of language in London's schoolchildren with over 40 different languages found.  The research also associated high achievement with specific...
The 24 Zones include the Sheffield City Region, Northampton, New Anglia, Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough etc. Local Development Orders are available to local authorities to establish a...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/guideprotectedtrees Main changes: http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/2127685.pdf
What's Next for High Streets- Rob Cowan http://www.urbandesignskills.com/blog/post/4f70aad3c19ba   The Future of the High Street - Ben van Bruggen http://www.vburbandesign.com/1/post/...
Article in the Telegraph by Tom Bolton http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/london/9197314/Londons-lost-rivers-the-hidden-history-of-the-citys-buried-waterways.html
MyStreet is an exciting opportunity for you to tell your story about your area, through film. Share with the world where you are, who you are and how you live. The MyStreet annual competition has...
New towns to 'disfigure' UK: Fury over move to ditch 60 years of planning law in bid to construct new garden cities http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117393/New-towns-disfigure-UK-Fury...
http://www.property-magazine.eu/masterplan-for-marseille-s-old-port-displayed-20120.html
http://www.chesterfieldpost.co.uk/public_services/mp_politics/mp_news_00000263.html
£15m of new funding for sustainable travel projects across the country that will promote economic growth and cut carbon. This is in addition to the £560m Local Sustainable Transport Fund...
http://www.dft.gov.uk/publications/cycling-city-and-towns-end-of-programme-reports/
Woman cyclist was killed by rear wheels of lorry at Kings Cross, at a place where the lane width was less that TfL's own guidance. No charges have been brought in the case and any decision rests...
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/HIT-BRAKES/story-15430103-detail/story.html%20#20splenty The 20s Plenty for Us movement is now at a point where a number of main local authorities have adopted area-...
Neighbourhood Planning Pilots News from Lubenham, Worth, Ripon, and London South Bank http://www.communities.gov.uk/planningandbuilding/planningsystem/neighbo...   Trailling Neighbourhood...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/communities/about/buildingsafercommunities...
Creeping Juniper, Blue Spruce, Common Holly, Giant Rhubarb, Golden Bamboo, Chinese Jujube, Firethorn Pyracantha 'Orange Glow', Shrub Rose, Pencil Christmas Tree, Juniper, Purple Berberis,...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/9086620/Damien-Hirst-to-build-500-eco-homes.html
The Urban Design Group's annual awards event for 2012 took place on Wednesday 15 February in the prestigious surroundings of the Royal United Services Institute, 61 Whitehall, London. Hosted...
http://www.cpre.org.uk/media-centre/latest-news-releases/item/2732-economic-case-for-planning-reforms-debunked
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099547/Leeds-City-Council-faces-corporate-manslaughter-charges-man-crushed-lorry.html
Local communities and businesses could be given control of decisions and budgets for major local transport schemes in their areas, under proposals announced for consultation.  The new system...
2012 consultation on changes to the Building Regulations in England: Section one - Introduction to the consultation package and proposals on Parts A, B, C, K, M and N, Access Statements, security,...
Press comment Rowan Moore - Guardian - triumph for the 'shared space' movement http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jan/29/exhibition-road-rowan-moore-review?newsfeed=true Simon...
Mr Pickles was speaking at a conference on markets and town centres, and extolling their virtues. The Love Your Local Market fortnight will be held from 23 June to 8 July http://www.communities.gov....
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/lettercontractingout
http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/development-control/displayarticle.asp?ID=83960
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-16699069
"The Government is freeing-up cities from the control of Whitehall to unlock their potential as engines of growth through a series of 'city deals' from the spring, giving them the powers...
This document explains how the Government is putting civic leaders, residents, local businesses and civil society organisations in the driving seat drive the regeneration of their area, strengthen...
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/9468681.Demolition_plan_for_controversial_Valley_Centre_in_Rawtenstall/
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/business/local-business/the_600m_question_1_4132807
The metropolis of Songdo in South Korea could help older cities, like London, to upgrade. Cities are already home to half of the world’s 7billion population and that figure will rise to 70 per...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/2054393
The women claims that her car, a BMW, is not designed to travel at 20mph, and will seek compensation from Lancashire County Council if a 20mph limit is introduced. http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jan/01/housing-benefits-cuts-rents-study
  Put in place a “Town Team”: a visionary, strategic and strong operational management team for high streets Empower successful Business Improvement Districts to take on more...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/8948621/Ambitious-Mary-Portas-report-aims-to-bring-shoppers-back-to-high-streets.html recommendations are thought to include - tax on...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/lib-dems-send-clegg-back-to-drawing-board-on-planning-law-6272823.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2011/aug/16/riots-poverty-map
http://www.dft.gov.uk/publications/strategic-rail-freight-interchange
http://www.communities.gov.uk/statements/corporate/2041956
http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/2036698
Plain English Guide http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/localismplainenglishupdate http://www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/decentralisation/localismbill/
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/housingstrategy2011   Graham Smith has provided this analysis of terms used in the document urban design - 1 mention design - 103 architecture...
Unfortunately this research, although potentially of great interest, has been reported in a way that it is difficult to draw conclusions.. http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2011/11/more-...
The Telegraph reports that the figures were based on CBI estimates that themselves are nearly 20 years old.   The RTPI said “We don’t think there is any evidence, that planning...
Annual housing supply in England amounted to 121,200 net additional dwellings in 2010-11. This is a 6 per cent decrease on the 128,680 net additional homes supplied in the previous year, and compares...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/mayorsconsultation Consultation closes 3 January 2012.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354.500-revealed--the-capitalist-network-that-runs-the-world.html
This report introduces and summarises the findings of the Global Eco-Cities Survey 2011, including information about 174 recent eco-city initiatives. This builds on and expands the first global...
Here is a collection of thoughts on the NPPF that have been developed by a number urban design pracitioners over recent weeks.  Why not add your thoughts at the discussion box below?...
Pickles pledges support for high streets Doubled small business rate relief.Over the past twelve months, half a million firms have benefited including high street shops, newsagents and cafés....
In 2010-11, 86 per cent of people thought their community was cohesive, agreeing that their local area was a place where people from different backgrounds got on well together. The level was higher...
"I think there is real potential to provide some of this new housing in garden cities if we get the two most important elements right: private investment and community ownership." http://...
Daily Telegraph... Key numbers… 740,000 number of empty homes in the UK, a quarter of them in London and the south east http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/hands-off-our-land/8745367/Hands-Off-...
This overview report signals a change in Government policy which for a number of years has viewed light rail with a certain scepticism owing to cost.  It heralds a "UKTram" report...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/slum-uk-housing-crisis-that-shames-the-nation-2351015.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-slum-supersheds-housing-britains-most-vulnerable-residents-2351022.html
http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/communities/pdf/1973312.pdf
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/orchardshowto
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/ldfdatabasereport
A leader in the Telegraph cites Homes and Communities Agency data states that there are 160,000 acres of such land available for development – enough for more than three million new homes The...
Reactions to the riots The search for simple solutions…Telegraph http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiversscience/100100666/uk-riots-left-and-right-look-for-simple-answers-to-a-complex-...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/1965627.pdf
Proposed public health responsibilities for local authorities have been outlined in the white paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People.  Those relating to urban design include: • obesity and...
Eric Pickles is reported in the Telegraph as wishing to encourage the provision of parking in town centres.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8673891/Parking-fees-will-fall-in-town-centres-...
Following a tragedy at Felbrigg Hall some four years ago where a falling two tonne beech tree branch  killed one child instantly and seriously injured another, the National Trust have had...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/planningandbuilding/planningsystem/planningpolicy/planningpolicyframework/ Full Document http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/1951811.pdf...
This is a technical and economic analysis of different options for zero carbon standards for new non-domestic buildings.  http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/1940106....
Covers legislation introduced along with data on the performance of new buildings. http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/1944728.pdf
In response to reforms in the Localism Bill, the Government is revising the regulations which govern the process by which local councils prepare their development plans. This consultation seeks views...
Measures include new stations, smart ticketing - covering buses, parking and cycle hire, car sharing etc. http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/press-releases/dft-press-20110705
http://www.london.gov.uk/publication/public-life-private-hands
Small Grants Programmes for not for profit organisations http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/our-work/CABE/Design-Review/Grant-/   Design Review Grant http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/our-work/CABE/...
A revised list shows that Parliament has imposed over 1350 duties on local authorities.  http://www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/decentralisation/tacklingburdens/reviewstatutoryduties/...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/planningapplicationsq12011
Change of use issues paper: http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/changeuseissues Press release http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/1930564
It is now the time of year when the UDG invites practices to submit an entry for our annual project award. Please see full submission guidelines here. The deadline for entries is Friday 8...
The Urban Design Group is always keen to give recognition to the important, creative and high quality work being done in urban design by public sector bodies, despite – and often...
The Urban Design Group AGM was held at 6.15pm on Wednesday 15 June 2011 in The Gallery at 70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ. At the meeting, the new Executive Committee was announced, as...
Audit Commission Report - "Going the Distance" http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/nationalstudies/localgov/Pages/20110526goingthedistance.aspx Highways maintenance needs to develop to...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/righttobuildleaflet
White paper includes proposals to give communities new powers to designate protected green areas as part of local neighbourhood plans (target April 2012) http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/...
Government plans to release enough public land to build as many as 100,000 new, much-needed homes and support as many as 25,000 jobs by 2015. http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/1917726
"Achieving high quality housing 12. Good design is fundamental to the development of high quality new housing, which contributes to the creation of sustainable, mixed communities. 13. Reflecting...
The statistics suggest, despite all the hype on sustainable development the motivation to deliver improved standards is poor, and a generation of houses is being built that is unsuited to a high cost...
"One thing that has not changed is the importance this Government places on the achievement of well designed homes and high quality places. High quality design has a crucial role to play in...
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 17.00 hrs on Friday 8 July 2011. http://www.communities.gov.uk/planningandbuilding/planningsystem/neighbourhoodplanningvanguards/
Applications are due by 30 June 2011 and partnerships are expected to nominate specific sites offering the best opportunity for growth. http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/speeches/corporate/granddesigns2011
Pilots include: Aldershot Town Centre; Bankside, London; Central Milton Keynes; Liverpool Innovation Park; Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead; Trafford Park, Manchester; South Bank, London, New...
http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/strategicframework/pdf/strategicframework.pdf 20mph zones are mentioned, but not 20mph limits as used in towns such as Portsmouth - the latter can be implemented...
http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/strategicframework/pdf/strategicframework.pdf 20mph zones are mentioned, but not 20mph limits as used in towns such as Portsmouth - the latter can be implemented...
A report by the Centre for Cities says student spending accounts for 10% of the economic activity of some cities.  Most dependent on student revenue are: Cambridge, Plymouth, Coventry, Oxford,...
In early May, the Urban Design Group supported by MADE is holding its first urban design education symposium.  Course leaders from across the UK will be coming to discuss challenges and...
Over the last decade, rock avalanches and landslides have become more common in high mountain ranges, apparently coinciding with the increase in exceptionally warm periods. http://www.newscientist....