Archive of August 2011 - Transforming Cities

How to fund town centre transformations

on August 17th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on new development to fund infrastructure that the local council and community wants. The levy could be applied in in a way that ensures new development pays for the regeneration of town centre regeneration proposals.

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Is a plastic public realm really sustainable?

on August 3rd, 2011 in Uncategorized by | 6 Comments

As a part of its highways investment programme, Birmingham City Council is installing secondary kerbs to address the issue of motorists parking on grass verges. To satisfy the Council’s sustainability objectives, recycled plastic kerbs have been specified in many of the proposed locations. The only problem is that local residents have noticed…

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