How to Make Cities

How to Make Cities

How to Make Cities London has some exceptional examples of how the art of placemaking has been used to overcome very significant economic and physical barriers and allowed major development schemes to repair damaged or unattractive parts of the urban fabric. If these...
Olympic Legacy – the Millennial View

Olympic Legacy – the Millennial View

Olympic Legacy – The Millennial View As a paid up member of Generation Y, I’m part of a key demographic group for whom the London Olympic Legacy was originally conceived. The weighty 300 page Local Plan adopted by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)...
Energy Strategies for Masterplanning

Energy Strategies for Masterplanning

Energy Strategies for Masterplanning Pressure to meet sustainability targets has led developers to look at site wide energy generation solutions. These systems work best where there is a relatively even energy demand, so lend themselves well to mixed use schemes....
The Garden City Model

The Garden City Model

The Garden City Model On the face of it, the ideals of Ebenezer Howard which gave birth to the development of Letchworth (c. 1903) and Welwyn Garden City (1920) look like appealing templates for today’s urban regeneration challenges. The Garden City as a typology has...
Creating successful public and private partnerships

Creating successful public and private partnerships

Creating successful public and private partnerships Partnerships between local authorities and the private sector are on the increase as local authorities remain under pressure to deliver additional housing and improve their existing estates. The public sector is a...
The Case for Open Space

The Case for Open Space

The Case for Open Space Attitudes toward open space are changing as a growing body of evidence points toward the economic, social and environmental benefits that it can bring to development projects; the success of the King’s Cross redevelopment including Granary...