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Do I look FAT in this?

I was intrigued to see some coverage of Ruralise’s Tayler and Green feature on ‘Fantastic Journal’, the architecture and design blog of Charles Holland, a Director at architects FAT.

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Er…Sorry; So it is a Nimby Charter!

I went to a very well attended breakfast seminar on the Localism Bill hosted by solicitors Howes Percival last week. The pre-seminar buzz amongst the impressively grey-suited property crowd was the previous day’s news that the Greater Norwich Development Partnership … Continue reading

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The Future for Architects?

A provocative report from the RIBA’s think-tank ‘Building Futures’ continued to generate comment in the architectural press last week. The report predicts that the building-design industry will become increasingly globalised, with a smaller number of very large multi-national studios using … Continue reading

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‘Facilitators’, not ‘Organisers’…

…suggests Alan Spedding, commenting on my last post, and via Twitter: @ruralise: have responded on the blog – not organisers – facilitators helping the community to get what it needs…and for how long?” perhaps the community will pay for the … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the Localism Bill…

…in four Tweets, as requested by the Jon Welch at the Eastern Daily Press this week (#EDPBigSoc): #EDPBigSoc It’s not ‘Cameron’s BigSoc’; its always been there, and the public money which volunteer time ‘levers in’ is going to be scarce … Continue reading

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What does the Localism Bill Mean for Architects?

…asked Building Design’s online magazine this week. I was asked for a few well-chosen words for a ‘Vox Pop’ piece, specifically in connection with the Community Right to Build. Their edited version fo my contribution is here (behind BD pay-wall, I’m … Continue reading

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Architectural Press Showing Interest…

Weekly construction-industry newspaper Building Design covers last week’s announcement of the new lower threshold of support for a Community Right to Build (CRTB) project. The RIBA mentioned the Planning Officers’ Society consultation response in its Members’ Newsletter last week. Prior to … Continue reading

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CRTB: The Early Response

‘Preposterous’ may have been a bit harsh as my first thought on the Community Right to Build, but I’m certainly not alone in feeling skeptical. The professional press certainly sees more obstacles than opportunities.

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