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Laurieston Transformational Area, Glasgow by Page\Park Architects and Elder and Cannon Architects

Despite self-harm, Scotland's magnificent cities still shine

It’s not ‘ye banks and braes’ that define modern Scotland, but its surpassing urban architecture

Royal Academy debate on architectural ethics

Royal Academy architectural ethics debate: review

Architects have the power to directly promote the public interest when cities embrace ethical governance, says Rory Olcayto

Royal Arsenal Square

Make rail projects play the regeneration game

30-Oct-2015 | By

Broadening who pays for rail infrastructure projects could transform their design quality


Corbynmania continues to dominate the leadership debate

4-Sep-2015 | By

Let us know what you think about the Labour leadership contest and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, says Will Hurst


In praise of Croydon

The south London borough is an urban Cinderella about to go to the ball


Why do cities try to be more like somewhere else?

For Paul Finch a visit to Adelaide revealed exciting new architecture, but also an unfortunate readiness to demolish a distinctive building


An uncompromising approach to sustainability

In the face of mounting sustainability fatigue, leading practitioners are shifting the debate to ‘beyond green’ and ‘invisible architecture’

Air polution in London map - Camden Friends of the Earth

'Londoners are being poisoned by the policies of their leaders'

Hattie Hartman reports from Open-City’s third annual debate which put air pollution squarely on the mayoral electoral agenda


Hellman cartoon

20-Nov-2015 | By Louis Hellman

The AJ’s cartoonist Louis Hellman considers the threat to a posse of unlisted 1980s icons


Music reveals how city users have their own ways of exploring it

7-Aug-2015 | By Owen Hatherley

The fertile combination of city and sound has never been properly explored, but architects could learn much from it, says Owen Hatherley


See you later, tourism aggregator

20-Nov-2015 | By

Ian Martin salutes Edinburgh with his Och o’ the Noo project


Unravelling the mystique surrounding warranties

28-Oct-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Knowing the basic tenets of warranties will help practitioners feel a little more comfortable, says Mark Klimt

Tape measure

Changes to Part M - Access and Use of Buildings

8-Sep-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

Continuing the series looking at the October changes to Building Regs this month Geoff Wilkinson sets out the key changes to access to dwellings brought about by the government’s Housing Standards Review