Spaces for Suburban Cultures
...Given the difficulties encountered in defining the specificity of ‘the urban’, it is unsurprising that similar problems confront those interested in suburbs, in processes of suburbanisation and in cultures of suburbia....
By Paul Burton & Jo Gill 16 Jan 2016
A New Dawn for Australia’s Cities?
On 11 October 2015 Malcolm Turnbull, who had been Prime Minister of Australia for less than a month at the time, committed federal funding of A$95m towards the cost of extending a light rail network on the Gold Coast in the northern state of Queensland. This funding announcement, while modest in its scope, marked a major...
By Stephen Hamnett 11 Dec 2015
The Gruesome Shambles that is the English Housing System
As Mr. Secretary Pepys might have said on the morning of 10 November: ‘Rose betimes and abroad to the Centre for London, for the launch of their Intermediate Housing Commission’s report Fair to Middling’. It defines such homes as ‘housing for modest earners – those not entitled to social housing but who struggle...
By Martin Crookston 30 Nov 2015
Of Books and Blogs
Blogged Environment's inaugural post. It sets out a vision of Built Environment writing's future open to books, articles, blogs and all technologies where we can continue to exchange, share and learn!
By Stephen Marshall 1 Oct 2015

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