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  • Managing green spaces with fewer resources

    15 December 2010
    The government has given local authorities more freedom over how they spend their budgets, but they will need to deliver these services with fewer resources.

  • Good design in the new planning system

    14 December 2010
    The Localism Bill will provide the legislative foundation for a shift in power to local communities. But what does it mean for good design?

  • Sainsbury’s, Fulham Wharf, west London. Town centres at risk if supermarket-led development fails

    21 November 2010
    A new report by CABE warns that supermarket-led developments in town centres will be a liability rather than an asset to the community if they are not well designed.

  • Ashley Vale, Bristol.A vintage year for housing

    19 November 2010
    Ten exceptional new housing schemes have won a Building for Life award, in a vintage year for housing design.

  • Residents gardening at Gambier House, IslingtonNew guidance on public open space transfer

    17 November 2010
    CABE and the Asset Transfer Unit have published new guidance for local authorities and community groups on the transfer of parks and green spaces.

  • Bradford by Martyn SutcliffeBeauty matters

    15 November 2010
    New research shows that eight out of ten people think everyone should be able to experience beauty on a regular basis. Only 18 per cent of people think that beauty matters less if you are poor.

  • The Galleries car park, Bristol.Britain's most beautiful car park

    15 November 2010
    The winner of CABE’s photo competition to find Areas of Outstanding Urban Beauty is The Galleries car park by Christopher Hoare.

  • The future of CABE

    12 November 2010
    On 20 October, the Department of Culture decided as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review to withdraw funding from CABE.

  • Shortlist for Areas of Outstanding Urban Beauty competition

    4 November 2010
    CABE has now shortlisted ten entries from our photo competition to find Areas of Outstanding Urban Beauty.

  • DCMS withdraws funding from CABE

    20 October 2010
    The Culture Department, DCMS, has announced today that it will withdraw funding from CABE as part of a Comprehensive Spending Review which has seen massive reductions across the public sector. DCMS, CABE’s sponsor department in Government, has decided to protect funding for other parts of the culture and heritage sector instead of architecture and the built environment.