April 2012

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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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17665397 There is no doubt that there is a huge amount of light pollution, and among the most intrusive is high level main road lighting.  However the method use to...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/apr/14/obesity-crisis-doctors-fastfood-deals-ban
Research in Scotland published in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity has reported that walking had a "large effect" on depression.  The paper "Walking for depression...
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/walking/2012/04/why_don_t_americans_w...
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/...
Just over one third of the households in Great Britain are single person.  In Sweden the figure is 47% and in Norway 40%.  The proportion seems to be higher in affluent countries, and in...
Factors cited include work-life balance, respect given to children, cycle paths that connect with the countryside, and an attractive city centre. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/07/...
Includes seats, benches, bike tables - some very interesting examples. http://weburbanist.com/2012/03/12/city-seats-14-examples-of-unconventional-urban-furniture/ Spotted by Graham Smith
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