“We have what is described as the most disconnected water management system in the world. Too many organisations have responsibility for aspects of water and drainage and they are under no obligation to cooperate even where it is essential to deliver resilience.”
“In streets up and down the country, ugly bin clutter has ruined the street scene and the look of people’s homes and gardens.” The Rt. Hon Eric Pickles MP, August 2013 Finding suitable space for domestic waste and recycling storage is a common problem for many householdsPlease enter a description….
The Royal Academy of Arts is currently running an exhibition entitled “Four visions for the future of housing”. In the exhibition, which forms part of the Academy’s Future of Housing season architects Mæ, Dallas Pierce Quintero, 5th Studio and Sarah Wigglesworth have been invited to come up with intriguing ideas to solve the housing crisis.
Bouygues and WWF France have partnered for three years as part of the “Reinventing Cities” initiative, which aims to create more sustainable urban lifestyles for communities and businesses.
Booklet aimed at developers highlighting five ways to add value to a new project..Illustrated through five housing case studies where landscape has informed the location, layout and design of new developments to great effect.
They will do more than this by impacting signifiacntly on infrastucture. VERY long term planning is required without short term political interfernce.
An environmentally-friendly Hobbit-style house faces being knocked down after councillors refused to give it retrospective planning permission.
HS2 is an obsolete transport technology – as evidenced by Japan commercialising British maglev inventions – and as explained in my detailed article “How High Speed Rail Could Rescue Our Economy” of December 2011 (publised in CIOB Construction Manager, but available at http://www.benfieldattgroup.co.uk/blog/2011/12/29/how-high-speed-rail-could-rescue-our-economy.
Cities around the world are building successful bike-sharing programmes. But are they enough to successfully seduce people out of their cars?
A call to arms for green infrastructure
Is it really possible to travel between New York and LA in under an hour? An engineer in Colorado believes he has developed the future of travel.