Read Brian's latest article in Transport Xtra here
UM's Brighton North Street work has been 'Highly Commended' at the 2017 Landscape Institute Awards, in the category of 'Adding Value through Landscape', highlighting how the public realm can revitalise local economies, and strengthen communities.
We are delighted to announce that, as part of a team led by Civic Engineers, we have been appointed by Glasgow City Council to help deliver a £1.8 million contract for the design of the transformative city centre ‘Avenues’ project. The project is supported by the £1.13billion Glasgow City Region City Deal, of which £115million is allocated for the Avenues.
This new commission will focus on taking forward our previous work, over a number of years, to identify the streets that will yield the greatest return on investment for the City, and its citizens; to establish the Avenues design concept; and to prove the success of this concept through the Sauchiehall Street Avenue Pilot Project (due to start on site in early 2018). The commission will deliver the first seven Avenues on key city centre streets and spaces, delivering an improved public realm that invites more people to walk, cycle, and spend time in the city.
A call for ‘fresh thinking’ that will only perpetuate the problem.
Details were recently published about how to enter for the third Wolfson Economics Prize. The Wolfson in question is Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise, aka Simon Wolfson, Chief Executive of Next. He’s a life peer; as is his father, a former chairman of Next.
It’s time to stop using a phrase that only serves to confuse
(Readers recognising, in my title, an homage to the 1960s/early 70s TV ad campaign for Schweppes, voiced by the suave William Franklyn, get a bonus point. The rest of you – Google it.)
I’ve just got round to watching the coverage that BBC Breakfast gave recently (29th September) to what the presenter introduced as “So-called ‘Shared Space’”. The coverage comprised three separate live visits to Poynton in East Cheshire along with the repetition of a pre-recorded piece featuring both Poynton and a scheme just off London’s Sloane Square, in Holbein Place.
Today is 6th May 2016, and Londoners have just elected Sadiq Khan as their new Mayor – the third the city has had, and the fifth Mayoral term since the creation of the role in 2000.
Their negative impacts on the environment are obvious: the energy and resources used to produce them; the difficulty with dealing with them once they become refuse; and the visual impact they can have when plastic bags often end up as litter. This new law brings England into line with the rest of the UK, with the Government predicting up to an 80% reduction in the use of plastic bags in our supermarkets.