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- The Living Building Challenge – a serious proposition for serious times At a time when the UK government is wavering about its environmental requirements for new buildings, others around the world are far less faint hearted and are setting remarkable new standards in design and construction, says Peter Wilson in the second of his reports from the CaGBC Conference in Vancouver. The Living Building ChallengeTM (LBC
- Town Centres: A perfect storm The high street is in a perfect storm of economic readjustment, structural change and cultural revolution. For the high street to survive, attracting people to town centres remains critical. Ian Anderson, Head of National & Retail Planning, CBRE, believes more flexible and responsive solutions are required to adapt to the changing circumstances of the high
- Landscape narratives Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) is Australia’s most awarded landscape architecture and urban design firm. Here, Perry Lethlean, TCL Director, outlines the importance of landscape design to connect people with their place and foster an understanding of the relationships we have with our environment. “Australians are still learning to see our land and forgive it for