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town planning

What impact can AI have on town planning?

Robin Barber, Product Owner of Built Environment at Arcus Global, explores how artificial intelligence (AI) can play a role in town planning.
Urban tree estabishment - Balled and burlapped tree

Transplanting: The final step towards successful urban tree establishment

Dr Nina Bassuk from the School of Integrative Plant Science discusses the importance of transplanting in urban tree establishment.
Urban trees

The need for urban trees – Can trees save our cities?

What is the place of urban trees in modern cities? Dr Nina Bassuk from the School of Integrative Plant Science discusses their importance.
international development lab

Regional Development in Sweden: The story of an international development lab

At the Alexanderson Institute in Sweden, new and exciting methods are created to promote future growth, as we now discover.
School of Integrative Plant Science

Rating trees for use in urban environments

With the benefits of trees in urban environments becoming more obvious Dr Nina Bassuk and colleagues discuss selection and implementation
millennials

Eco-friendly homes: a look at millennials and the housing market

When you think about a typical house, it is usually made from either stone or brick, powered by electricity and has a roof structured to protect its residents from rain. However, as millennials hit the housing market, the criteria has begun to change and they are driving the construction of ‘wellness-minded’ buildings.
School of Integrative Plant Science

Using CU-Structural Soil™ in the Urban Environment

The Case for CU-Structural Soil™: Why do we need it, what is it, and how is it used? Dr Nina Bassuk of the School of Integrative Plant Science explains.
efficient

Smart cities will only ever be as efficient as their foundations

Smart cities have the power to transform the lives of its citizens and the environment, but the reality is that they will only ever improve lives if they are built on a fast, reliable and widespread 5G network.
Does your neighbourhood affect social cohesion and the feeling of lonliness?

Risk of loneliness does not depend on the neighbourhood you live in

Does your neighbourhood affect social cohesion and the feeling of loneliness? Gideon Bolt & Roxanne van Nieuwamerongen discuss There is an extensive debate on the role of the neighbourhood composition on social cohesion since Robert Putnam introduced his constrict theory in 2007. Het posited that in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods, majority...
housing crisis

Why is so much of England’s housing stock empty at a time of national...

Chris Bailey of Action on Empty Homes addresses the question of exactly why is so much of England’s housing stock empty at a time of national housing crisis.
empty homes

Japan’s unoccupied property crisis to rise year on year

Over eight million properties lie vacant in Japan and the problem is set to get worse due to an ageing and shrinking population.
2030

The future of cities in the UK: A vision for 2030

Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of Core Cities UK and Leader of Leeds City Council sheds light on a new report, Cities 2030 Global Success, Local Prosperity, which details a vision of UK cities in 2030
unsafe cladding

Government distribute £400m to remove unsafe cladding on social housing

The Government has began releasing its dedicated £400 million fund to remove and replace unsafe cladding on high-rise social housing.
Varberg

Regeneration in the City of Varberg: A hidden gem in Sweden

Varberg is an attractive community, based in the south-west coast region of Sweden, with a long history of growth. In fact, 2017 marked the year where the municipality experienced 60 years of continuous population growth, which is quite unique in a Swedish context. Only 14 municipalities in Sweden have achieved this.
economic growth

HS2 Conference: Unlocking huge development, regeneration and economic growth opportunities

On the 7th November, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together in Birmingham for the HS2 Economic Growth Conference supported by HS2 Ltd – the largest business conference of the year focused on driving and unlocking the huge economic growth opportunities which HS2 will bring to the UK
smart working

Could smart working change our urban landscapes?

Alison White of PLACEmaking considers why we should rethink our attitude to heritage buildings and if smart working can change our urban landscapes
Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 2022 brings ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’

The Commonwealth Games arriving in Birmingham will provide a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ according to the projects City Design & Conservation Manager
Global Guardians

Maximising the potential of your vacant property

Global Guardians discuss issues with vacant property during redesign, rebuild and refurbishment stages, or while being sold for redevelopment
National Apprenticeship Week

BSRIA celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2018

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2018) – running from Monday 5th to Friday 9th March - brings together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships
European cities

A sustainable future for cities is within our grasp

Abdeluheb Choho, deputy mayor of Amsterdam and chair of EUROCITIES Environment Forum shares his thoughts on the sustainable future for European cities As European cities, we are committed to making the transition to a circular economy. Building a more sustainable economy is an urgent environmental necessity and vital to our...

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