Planning

Beware the swing of the planning pendulum
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You can not accuse the government of being slow to reform our planning system. First we had localism. Then we had the winding back of localism with the publication of the NPPF. Now we have consultation on the removal of red tape. And it is not even three years since they were elected.

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Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Sustainable Master Plan
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Guangzhou City Government recently announced Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects and City Planners (and their local partners GZPI) as the winners of the Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Sustainable Master Plan competition. Another entry by West 8 was a joint winner.

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11 sq km masterplan for Nanjing Waterfront
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Designed for ‘a lasting legacy’, Atkins has produced a landscape masterplan for the development of 30km of prime waterfront in Nanjing, one of China’s four great ancient capitals and the second largest commercial centre in the East China region, in preparation for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

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How High Speed Rail Could Rescue Our Economy / Benfield ATT Group
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This article links the potential for Britain’s new HS2 transport infrastructure to spawn new technologies along with architectural and building concepts. In turn these could require our ideas about spatial, environmental and social planning to be revisited.

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Laser Crosswalk Saves Pedestrians From a Painful Death
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When the light , a huge laser wall projecting apparitions of crossing pedestrians spans across . The concept is designed to keep crossing pedestrians safe from any overzealous drivers who otherwise might have ran the red light.

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Smarter Planet – Smart Growth – Smarter Cities
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Smart growth can lead to safe neighbours, quality schools, affordable housing and traffic that flows. It’s all possible. Analysing the future of cities Just as you can look at a newspaper photograph and see both the image and the tiny individual dots that give it its shapes and shadings, city leaders look at their municipalities […]

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Communities Need to Build Better Millennial Connections
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A remarkable, but mostly unnoticed, 2012 study found a powerful correlation between a community’s civic health and its economic well being. The analysis by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and its partners found that the density of non-profits whose purpose was to encourage their members’ participation within the community correlated strongly with the ability […]

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Office conversion rules ‘could jeopardise 340,000 London jobs’
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New rules that would allow offices to be converted to homes without the need for planning permission could potentially result in the loss of up to 340,000 jobs in central London, the Greater London Authority has warned. Your current registration to Planning has reached its maximum content limit.

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Moving into the Twenty-First Century European City:
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Looking at the New Charter of Athens’s Connected City from a Mobility Point of View ( Author: Rooij, Remon) Looking at the New Charter of Athens’s Connected City from a Mobility Point of View. The lack of connectivity is seen by the New Charter of Athens as the basic problem of our cities, not only […]

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Devon councillor suspended after planning consultancy sting
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A councillor filmed offering his services as a consultant to help developers get planning approval has been suspended by his party group.

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Understanding Planning Permission in the UK
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Improve your chances of gaining planning permission by understanding the regulations and how to play by the rules.

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