walkability

Ordsall riverside: A new Riverside Quarter

Ordsall riverside: A new Riverside Quarter

The masterplan for a new neighbourhood, Ordsall Riverside in Salford, aims to avoid piecemeal development and to create a vibrant mixed use waterfront quarter providing continued employment opportunities and riverside living. By Hugo Nowell

No more clone towns, please

No more clone towns, please

By Lucy Tennyson

What lessons do our distinctive and historic town centres have to offer placemakers today? How can we better adapt them for new uses in terms of design, density, functionality and sustainability?

What lessons do our distinctive and historic town centres have to offer placemakers today? How can we better adapt them for new uses in terms of design, density, functionality and sustainability? By Lucy Tennyson

Does Vision Zero spell trouble for street designers?

Does Vision Zero spell trouble for street designers?

Vision Zero' is a philosophy of road safety that envisages a day when no one will be killed or seriously injured within the road transport system. Vision Zero is gaining ground in the UK and the proposed method of its realisation could adversely and unreasonably affect those involved in designing the public highway, says John Dales

Understanding the enemy: big box retail malls

Understanding the enemy: big box retail malls

The multi-disciplinary design team for the redevelopment of New Zealand’s Christchurch City Mall area included a retail specialist who ‘understood the enemy’ – big box retail and hyper-malls, says Shonagh Lindsay

The Power of Place: a lecture by George Ferguson

The Power of Place: a lecture by George Ferguson
The Power of Place by George Ferguson: Chairman, Acanthus Ferguson Mann Architects, past president of the RIBA and a founder of the Academy of Urbanism

The Power of Placeis a lecture given by George Ferguson as part of the Martin Randall Travel Lecture Series, in January 2008

The 1hr plus talk is available to view in 20-plus minute sections

The Power of Place: a lecture by George Ferguson, parts two and three

The Power of Place: a lecture by George Ferguson, parts two and three
The Power of Place,a lecture given by George Ferguson as part of the Martin Randall Travel Lecture Series, in January 2008.

The Power of Placeis a lecture given by George Ferguson as part of the Martin Randall Travel Lecture Series, in January 2008

The 1hr plus talk is available to view in 20-plus minute sections

Parts two and three