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- Building to exclude: from ‘poor doors’ to anti-homeless spikes A modest door caused controversy this week. A planned New York housing development came under fire after Gawker reported planning permission had been granted for the tower to have two separate entrances for residents: one for residents of the luxury flats that comprise most of the buildings, and another entrance, tucked from view in an
- What do you love about where you live? Steve Chambers is an urban planner and PhD candidate at The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. He specialises in neighbourhood governance and runs the London Community Governance blog. One Sunday in July I stood in a small park in a Central London and asked people to pin cards to a tree, telling me what they
- Nudging towards green living Philippa Ward, a partner at environmental charity Global Action Plan, asks how ‘Nudge’ can change our behaviour. Does your partner or housemate do things that you’re itching to change? Maybe they don’t recycle, or never buy milk when it runs out. Just telling them to do things differently doesn’t work. Leaving helpful and slightly passive-aggressive