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  • Ecology Park, Greenwich Millennium Village © Greenwich Millennium Village LtdGetting the big picture right

    16 July 2010
    People are travelling much further nowadays in their daily lives, for work and for shopping and for leisure.

  • New Road, Brighton. © Shaw and Shaw Photography.Leave your mark, not a blot

    14 July 2010
    The coalition government's approach to localism marks a fundamental shift in the way to approach good design and placemaking, so councillors need to be better prepared to make decisions about urban design.

  • Photo by Haarala Hamilton.Community green

    6 July 2010
    Thousands of hectares of development land and open space around social housing estates are not being used because of their poor quality.

  • Adelaide Wharf, LondonAction plan for social housing spaces

    6 July 2010
    A practical action plan to help social landlords improve open spaces in social housing areas has been produced for the first time.

  • 2010 PM’s Award shortlist announced

    17 June 2010
    From the summit of Snowdon to a children’s centre in south London, the projects shortlisted for this year’s Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award show the strides being made in public building.

  • Norfolk Park Green Homes. Photograph by Mikael Schilling.CABE calls for a radical overhaul of housing standards

    8 June 2010
    There should be a new simpler standards framework for housing, in return for a set of minimum national design standards for all new homes, according to our new report.

  • Caretaker Alan Giddings with pupil at Henry Moore Primary School, Essex‘Love your caretaker’ – the key to a greener school

    7 June 2010
    CABE is calling for primary and secondary schools across the country to ‘love your caretaker’.

  • Cross Street South, Wolverhampton.Last chance to enter the 2010 Building for Life Awards

    28 May 2010
    Each year the Building for Life awards celebrate the best new homes and neighbourhoods in England. Winning an award is the first step to gaining national recognition for your new housing scheme. The closing date for this year’s Building for Life awards is this Friday, 28 May.

  • A new focus on ordinary places

    26 March 2010
    English towns and cities need to focus on improving the ordinary places where more than 80 per cent of people live, says a new CABE report.

  • One of three schools visited by CABE in January 2010. Photo by James Whitaker.Fears of school grounds dominated by parking

    26 March 2010
    Despite the standard of proposed new school buildings rapidly improving, the design of school grounds is lagging behind.