...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....
16 Jan 2016
I am not surprised that the 1960’s drama of Moses v Jacobs, battling it out over the planning of New York City has been made into an opera. The story of local uprisings against wholesale clearance of ‘slums’ is a familiar one, repeated in neighbourhoods the world over from Middleport, to Millers Point and Greenwich...
15 Dec 2015
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...
11 Dec 2015
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...
30 Nov 2015
This blog sets out the rich 'field of yeild' that extends beyond the Built Environment itself. We can venture into science, health, and many more fields for learning, 'research prospecting' and simply bold exploration!
23 Nov 2015
Introducing the new book from our Planning, History & Environment series, by Ian Wray. With lessons from British experiences on how to built great planning successes.
27 Oct 2015
Along the boulevard, a sign points to the Cité Radieuse – and suddenly there, looming above the trees, is the Unité d’Habitation.
20 Oct 2015
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!
1 Oct 2015