Issue : 24 June 2004
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TFL URGED TO PUT CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS FIRSTSubscription
A report commissioned by Transport for London is calling for a 'change in mindset' among transport and urban planners.The study - by international urban planning guru Jan Gehl - highlights the needs of cyclists and pedestrians.The report has already received the support of London mayor Ken Livingstone.
GOVERNMENT POLICY 'PUTS PROJECTS OUT OF REACH'Subscription
Following the financial collapse of Percy Thomas Architects and the practice's sale to outsourcing specialist Capita, design director Jonathan Adams has warned other practices could follow suit.He said the government's strategy of bundling several small-scale hospitals and schools in single PFI deals was putting such projects out of the reach of many offices.
ARCHITECTS 'LOSING PLOT'WITH SIGNATURE BUILDINGSSubscription
Immediate past-president of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers Terry Wyatt has accused architects of 'losing the plot'and designing unsustainable signature buildings that take a terrible toll on natural resources.
Hodder mounts private probe into Clissold rowSubscription
Stephen Hodder will today launch a counterattack in the ongoing dispute with Hackney council over the Clissold Leisure Centre debacle.
Ex-minister close to forcing Commons debateSubscription
Alan Howarth is on the verge of forcing planning minister Keith Hill to defend the abolition of the PPG 7 Country House Clause in a House of Commons debate.
NHS chiefs call for PFI reformsSubscription
The PFI procurement method needs immediate reform if more mistakes in hospital building design are to be avoided, NHS chief executives have said.
HSE in 'picking on profession' rowSubscription
The case of Neil Vesma, an architect convicted earlier this month of breaching health and safety regulations, has sparked a series of angry responses from his supporters, who claim he has been seriously mistreated.
Two proposals for tower developments have been unveiled this week.
Local concern shrinks Gehry's seaside specialSubscription
Local groups have forced Frank Gehry to reconsider the size of his seaside skyscrapers in Hove.
Engineers scoop design awardsSubscription
Some of the world's best architects have helped engineers scoop top awards for design.