Monthly Archives: June 2015

Road Projects must consider the environment, and wider social and economic issues

Now that The Highways Agency has bcome Highways England it is interesting to note that tenders from consultants and contractors are being assessed purely on quality terms providing bidders meet the Highways England’s target price. Their Director of Complex Infrastructure, … Continue reading

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Something is very wrong when we can’t afford to maintain parks and open spaces

I have just read that New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)  has a project which aims to help reclaim open spaces around NYCHA developments in the Bronx that have been abandoned and locked up.  They say that because the agency … Continue reading

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What will your powerhouse do for you?

Originally posted on Flip Chart Fairy Tales:
The Northern Powerhouse made it into the Queen’s Speech, giving George Osborne a good laugh when Her Majesty mentioned it. The government is pushing ahead with its plans to devolve extensive powers to city regions, starting with Manchester.…

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