Monthly Archives: May 2014

Development of Jobs and Development of Place Go Together

I have just read a very interesting interview given by Michael Coleman, the Mayor of the City of Columbus, Ohio, USA. There is a lot in here which we in the UK can learn from and be inspired by – … Continue reading

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London’s Royal Docks – Floating Developments

A while back (17/3/2013) I posted a blog about The Mayor of London’s ‘proposals’ to build floating developments on (or in) the water at The Royal Docks, East London. https://stevenboxall.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/floating-town-and-royal-docks-a-good-idea-or-a-waste-of-water/ I talked about the pros and cons; asked whether ‘we’ … Continue reading

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High Quality Development and Cities – the methodology is vital

I am not sure if I was amused or annoyed to hear a spokesman for the Mayor of London explaining how, in the development of mega-sites in London, we are going to get the high quality of Dutch urban design … Continue reading

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Lisbon – an urban miscellany

Recently, I was in Lisbon, Portugal, so I thought I would set out a few random observations and thoughts on a loose urbanism theme. All (and I do mean all) of the pavements across Lisbon are made of these Although … Continue reading

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Britain’s Hollowed Out Research and Development Base – 40 years in the making

In the late 1970s, Britain was one of the most research intensive economies in the advanced world – now we are among the least. So, it has taken us over 40 years to hollow out our manufacuturing and Research and … Continue reading

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New Garden Cities and Affordable Homes

Shortly after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the Government’s new policy of New Garden Cities, the press also reported that Nick Boles said that these need not contain ‘Affordable Homes’. But does this really mean that the New Garden … Continue reading

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Homes and Housing

I have spoken before about building homes in the UK, and about how the solution is neither complicated nor subject to a single issue, magic bullet, solution as too many people seem to think. I don’t intent to say too … Continue reading

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