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Richard Mullane, Design for Homes
11 March 2008
Is high density living achievable and desirable? Richard Mullane reflects on Design for Homes’ guidance Recommendations for Living at Superdensity
Trevor Wright, Redrow Homes
17 December 2007
“Good design can add real value to the business”. Trevor Wright – design director at Redrow Homes – outlines the importance of high quality design and implementation to the competitiveness of house builders.
Rosie Boycott, The Guardian
13 December 2007
Rosie Boycott – former editor of the Independent – writes in praise of Great Bow Yard, upside down houses and all. The scheme won a Building for Life award in 2007.
Margaret Allen, Housing Corporation
17 September 2007
Margaret Allen – former Building for Life judge – looks at the response in the East Midlands to the results of CABE’s housing audit. Over half of the schemes assessed were poor. A new initiative has put stakeholders at the forefront of achieving good design.
Adrian Passmore, RegenWM
14 September 2007
Can Building for Life become a “touchstone standard for quality”? Adrian Passmore – chief executive of RegenWM – looks at how a partnership is committed to a vast improvement in the design quality of housing in the West Midlands.
13 September 2007
Wayne Hemingway – Building for Life chair – looks beyond the bolt-ons to show how "design and sustainability are two sides of the same coin".
6 March 2007
Joan Walley – MP for Burslem – on how CABE is helping put "good design … at the forefront of everything that is done" in the North Staffordshire housing market renewal area.
2 March 2007
The chief executive of the Bristol Community Housing Federation, Oona Goldsworthy, argues that long-term management and community building must be seen as integral parts of new housing developments.
27 February 2007
Andrea Taylor, director of Development and New Business at Radian, on how the Housing Corporation’s nine principles of sustainability contributed to the success of Chapel – a housing scheme in Southampton achieving the Building for Life gold standard in 2005.
8 February 2007
Richard Simmons, chief executive of CABE, believes that now is the time for a revolution pushing for better planning and design practice in the housing industry.
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