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Cities as people

15/01/14
A recent debate on resilience underlined the power of thinking about cities as people.
 
One speaker at recent event organised by ULI discussing the notion of resilience began his talk by drawing a comparison between the city and the individua... Read more...

The new powers and responsibilities being taken on by communities call for an extension of the democratic process to the community level. 

An exciting theme discussed at the Localism 13 conference at the end of last year was the ‘fundamental shift... Read more...

Much has been written about the need for masterplans to be flexible – offering not a fixed prescription of future development, but providing a ‘framework’ that may be built up, coloured in and re-shaped as the community, the market and the planning au... Read more...

In developing our proposals to Eastbourne Borough Council for the Urban Design Framework for Devonshire Ward, a concept that has become key to our thinking is that of ‘centrality.’ The retail hierarchy is conventionally characterised by as primary, ce... Read more...

In the UK, we fret about the damage that out of town developments do to our town centres, so perhaps it is time for India to question the wisdom of the massive development projects on the edges of their’s.

Breakneck development is the hallmark of ... Read more...