Articles

ideasSPACE
in conversation with Christopher Martin

Pete Dyson, is the Principal Behavioural Scientist at the Department for Transport and author of Transport for Humans.

Emissions trends
Greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase
My Favourite Plan
Richard Summers

The key components of a mixed-use and integrated neighbourhood, from Towards an Urban Renaissance, Final Report of the Urban Task Force (1999)

Behind the Image
Imogen Blaikie, Lionel Eid, George Garofalakis, Elizabeth Lancaster and Laura Dodds-Hebron

In 2004, the site of an old distillery in Holyrood became the new seat for Scottish government with a Parliamentary building complex and publicly accessible grounds designed by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT.

Climate Change Global Digest
Jane Manning with Julie Futcher, Mitch Cooke and Joanna Wright

This edition puts a spotlight on the UK’s third Climate Change Risk Assessment published at the end of 2021. In addition, we include the recently adopted Building Regulations and other relevant research and guidance.

THIRD CLIMATE CHANGE RISK ASSESSMENT

Endpiece
Joe Holyoak

Herbert Manzoni now has a largely negative reputation in Birmingham. He had the roles of City Engineer, Surveyor and Planning Officer from 1935 to 1963, and his vision effectively determined the shape of the postwar city.

My Favourite Plan
Mike Biddulph

Berlin Planwerk Innenstadt, 1999 | Source: Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen
Endpiece
Joe Holyoak

In September I attended an online talk by the architect Peter Barber, which he called Street: Who owns the city, part of the Architects’ Journal AJ100 Festival.

Behind the Image
Alice Raggett, Lionel Eid, George Garofalakis, Elizabeth Lancaster, Imogen Blaikie and Laura-Dodds Hebron

A wide historic street and car park has been transformed into a temporary park in the city centre, one of the city’s largest public spaces.

Climate Change Global Digest
Jane Manning with Joanna Wright, Mitch Cooke and Julie Futcher

This edition draws together some of the most useful documents and research launched or promoted at COP26.

UDG Event Review
Sebastian Loew, with assistance from Malcolm Moor and Tim Hagyard

This is a very brief summary of the UDG event organised to coincide with the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. The day’s proceedings were recorded and are available on the UDG website.

ideasSPACE
in conversation with Christopher Martin

Wei Yang is the President of the RTPI 2021. We talk to her about the future of planning, how it can remain relevant and drive innovation in facing the combined challenges of climate change, the loss of biodiversity and social inequality.

My Favourite Plan
Stefan Kruczkowski

Wrocław c1650, Source: Unknown

Climate Change Global Digest
Jane Manning with Joanna Wright, Mitch Cooke and Julie Futcher

This edition highlights work that will be emerging at COP26 in November, and new research and guidance.

Behind the Image
Lionel Eid, George Garofalakis, Rosie Garvey and Alice Strang

A former 2004 Olympic Games car park has been transformed into a cultural and educational destination by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. It houses the National Library of Greece and the National Opera beneath a sloped park.

Digbeth, Birmingham
Endpiece
Joe Holyoak

Ten years ago I wrote a piece about Digbeth for the March 2011 issue of Context, the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. I had just moved my office from one listed building in the conservation area to another, the Custard Factory.

UDG Event Review
Judith Ryser

This packed event was attended by urban designers from around the world.

ideasSPACE
in conversation with Christopher Martin

Despite having one of the world’s most extensive cycling networks, car ownership in Copenhagen has increased by some 30% in the past 20 years. Should this trend be reversed? Join a journey through backcasting, prototyping and other city planning techniques to find out.

UDG Event Review
Richard Crappsley

Run in partnership with London Living Streets and chaired by the UDG’s Katja Stille, this event explored walkability, from strategic planning to the nitty-gritty of design measures.

UDG Event Review
Geoff Noble

Concerns about the depletion of urban design skills in local authorities are not new. Chairing this well-attended online meeting, Laura Alvarez (Nottingham City Council) said the subject cropped up at almost every professional event.

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