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High rise flats or apartments in Bedford

Why is the planning system failing?

In the midst of a housing crisis, why is the planning system failing, and what does this mean for the communities it is supposed to serve?
Pantheon in Rome, Italy, one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, world largest unreinforced concrete dome

What is the secret of ultradurable Roman concrete?

The Pantheon is the world's oldest structure at 1,898 years old; but how has it stood the test of time? Roman concrete is the answer.

How the demolition industry can address climate change targets

Ben Griffiths, SHE and Operations Director, Rye Demolition, looks at how the demolition industry can address climate change targets.
Rear view of disabled man sitting on wheelchair

The importance of ensuring inclusive and accessible public spaces

Accessible public spaces are vital to a city's culture and democracy, but why does London still struggle with inclusive urban areas?
Cityscape with connecting dot technology of smart city conceptual, icon of technology in everyday live

Why the creation of smart cities requires real-time data processing

To manage the rising urbanisation of smart cities, city planners and managers must turn to real-time data processing.
Man in construction hard had looking at plans over building site

How planners can meet net zero and carbon neutral targets

Graeme Cooke discusses how planners can prepare for the impact of extreme environments and meet net zero and carbon neutral targets.
artificial intelligence technology in construction

Implement AI-based technology to reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry

Sectors such as construction are still not able to carry out the necessary measures to fight climate change, will implementing AI-based tech help change this?
energy efficiency, local authorities

Local authorities should improve energy efficiency to tackle rising energy costs

Local authorities must look at how they can make their buildings more energy-efficient to drive down costs, stretch budgets further, and make wiser investments.

Is drinking water safe? A neglected source of asbestos fibres

Prof. Giovanni Brandi and Dr. Simona Tavolari investigate the prevalence of asbestos fibres in drinking water around the world.
environmental pressures, The Brenner Motorway

The Brenner Motorway looks to the future in attempt to reduce environmental pressures

Carlo Costa, General Technical Manager explores what the future has in store for Autostrada del Brennero SpA and their environmental focus.
asbestos removal, construction

The rudiments of asbestos removal

Michael Edwards, Occupational Safety and Health Content Developer from The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, walks us through the fundamentals of asbestos removal.
citizen participation,

Getting citizen participation right in the European Union and China

Nikolaos Kontinakis, Acting Projects Director, EUROCITIES, shares his thoughts on getting citizen participation just right in the European Union and China.
fire safety, housing providers,

Housing providers must become insight-driven to increase fire safety

Mark Holdsworth, Director at Civica argues here that housing providers must become insight-driven to increase fire safety.
neighbourhood relocation,

Are young people satisfied after forced neighbourhood relocation?

Dr. Kirsten Visser at Utrecht University explores the impact on young people and neighbourhood satisfaction after they are forced to relocate.
cladding replacement, grenfell tragedy

Government will speed up high-rise cladding replacement

Around £200 million will be made available to remove and replace unsafe cladding from around 170 privately owned high-rise buildings, to prevent situations like the Grenfell tragedy.
landscape protection

Aesthetics must sit at the heart of landscape security design

Jaz Vilkhu, Managing Director for Marshalls Landscape Protection argues that aesthetics must sit at the heart of landscape security design.
Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Plans confirmed to open Midland Metropolitan Hospital by 2022

The Midland Metropolitan Hospital will open in 2022 after the government and local NHS trust reached an agreement to finish construction work.
National Planning Policy Framework

Government release updated National Planning Policy Framework

The revised National Planning Policy Framework sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.
high-rise housing estates

The role of planning in the deterioration of high-rise housing estates

Dr Gideon Bolt from the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University shares his expert perspective on the role of planning in the deterioration of high-rise housing estates.
HS2 train builders required

Hunt for HS2 train builders begins

Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary, has kicked off the process to award the contract for HS2 train builders, with 60 high-spec trains required The hunt is officially on for a company to design, build and maintain a fleet of high-speed trains for Britain’s HS2 network. Up to 60 high specification trains...

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