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Architecture & Water Documentary. Part 3: Waterpark

Posted on: 4 November 2014
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The last chapter in a three-part documentary about water’s relationship with the built environment questions how waterways can become generators of radical new public spaces.

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Art, urban nature and green spaces

Posted on: 4 November 2014
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A number of contributors to this blog consider how art (in all its forms), exhibits, installations and provocations can be a better catalyst to raise awareness, support and momentum for urban nature and green spaces.

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Urban planning blogs

Posted on: 4 November 2014
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A listing of urban planning blogs.

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Shaping neighbourhoods. Accessible London: Achieving an inclusive environment

Posted on: 29 October 2014
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This Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) provides guidance on the implementation of London Plan Policy 7.2 An inclusive environment and of other policies in the Plan with specific reference to inclusive design. It also provides guidance on Lifetime Neighbourhoods to support London Plan Policy 7.1 Building London’s neighbourhoods and communities.

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Compact and connected communities improve public health

Posted on: 27 October 2014
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We know from exhaustive past research that walkable neighborhoods and cities reduce driving, associated emissions, and living costs.  This blog considers how three important academic studies published earlier this year demonstrate that they are good for our health, too.

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Connective tissue matters in the nature of cities

Posted on: 21 October 2014
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The author of this post considers issues raised at a green corridor roundtable discussion. Issued considered are enabling connection, building and exchanging natural capital, exploring how linear spaces and corridors can encourage biotic movement, dispersal, addressing the challenges of predators and invasive species, and encouraging ‘biotic connectivity’.

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Tall buildings: Advice on plan-making, submitting, assessing and deciding planning proposals

Posted on: 21 October 2014
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English Heritage and Design Council have published a revised version of their 2007 guidance on tall buildings for consultation. Comments are requested by 30 November 2014 with the final version scheduled to be issued in early 2015.

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How can cities adapt the forms of tall building design to avoid homogeneous skylines?

Posted on: 15 October 2014
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This is the latest in a series of monthly videos from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

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Profitable places: Why housebuilders invest in landscape

Posted on: 10 October 2014
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Aimed at developers, this booklet highlights five ways in which landscape professionals can add value. These five principles are illustrated through five housing case studies where landscape has informed the location, layout and design of new developments to great effect.

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Urban factorisation report

Posted on: 7 October 2014
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Urban factorisation enables a city, and its decision makers, to keep building upon its uniqueness and remain the place people want to visit or live. It empowers them to build the future without destroying the essence of the place with misguided plans. Urban factorization engages in a holistic, multidisciplinary and collaborative user centred approach that can enhance the chances of the city and minimize erroneous changes which emerge from ‘best practice’ attempts of imitating another city, aspiring to be what it is not, or trying to force what it can be. This report came out of an event which took place on 27 July 2014. It contains the original manifesto, the event description, as well as the findings and the recommendations that came out of the afternoon walk/ workshop. This methodology is not restricted to urban settings but can be applied in workplaces and environments, healthcare, education spaces and all kinds of collaborative spaces.

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