City Planning

We Must Embrace the Future or Our High Streets Will be Consigned to the Past

Intelligence Squared | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Technological progress won't wait for planners to help capture this wind of change, it'll happen regardless. But it won't happen everywhere and wouldn't it be better if technological innovation was nurtured and supported to help revitalise high streets that have lost their way and become symbolic of a desperate Britain lacking in confidence?

This Epic High-Rise Is The City Of The Future

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

A Belgian architect thinks he's solved the problems of over-crowding and a lack of food in the cities of the future. With this... Meet 'Drag...

Winnie the Pooh can Teach the Government A Thing or Two About Environmental Planning

Nik Darlington | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK Politics
Nik Darlington

The author of Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne, once said that 'organising is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up'. This coalition government has demonstrated a boldly pragmatic and non-ideological mindset since taking office. Nevertheless, there is a danger that on planning, the Government is ideologically dismissing an integrated approach in favour of extending responsibility to communities. Localism is great for running a local park, but it cannot provide integrated national solutions to the big environmental challenges facing the UK.