22 December 2010
Waste management facilities and new power plants could usher in a new chapter in English industrial architecture. They have an important pioneering function and are being built in increasing numbers.
25 October 2010
A letter to The Times about the decision of DCMS to stop funding for CABE.
14 October 2010
Well-designed and maintained places have a positive impact on every person every day.
23 September 2010
A local housing association provides a coherent response to a challenging hillside site in Canklow, Rotherham.
17 September 2010
It seems difficult to believe that six years ago, residents were threatening to chain themselves to railings in protest against proposals to rehouse them in Hirst Gardens in Burnley.
20 July 2010
The Victorian terrace is such a strong emblem for good urban design that any housing that replaces it through a Pathfinder programme deserves extra scrutiny.
6 July 2010
Improvements to estates, parks and streets have changed large parts of one of London’s most deprived neighbourhoods. Public space co-ordinator Liz Kessler describes a six year community-led programme that has also generated local jobs.
18 June 2010
Thinking back to my first visit to the town hall in Barking, I remember a stately building marooned on a windswept lake of asphalt. It faced onto a drab 1970s library and the grim backs and service areas of high street shops.
21 May 2010
A decade ago, Europe’s largest former gasworks was given a new lease of life when the Greenwich Peninsula became home to a new community. Today, a stroll through the quiet streets of Greenwich Millennium Village is a pleasantly reassuring experience.
14 May 2010
Supermarkets have become major players in building and shaping places. Retailers don’t just want to build a supermarket nowadays. They want to redevelop town centres, with housing, shopping streets and schools.