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Planning

Peter Hall

Rogers pays tribute to ‘most important planner in post-war Britain’

Richard Rogers has paid tribute to the urbanist and planner Peter Hall, who died earlier this week, aged 82

practice

Knock nothing down, unless it’s physically dangerous

Planning portal: Localism isn’t creating the homes we need – so let’s try planning-free zones, writes Will Alsop

Peter Hall

Obituary: Peter Hall (1932 – 2014)

Planner, urbanist, geographer and ‘intellectual giant’ Peter Hall has died aged 82

telegraph.co.uk

Housing minister hits back at RIBA demand to build on green belt

The government’s new housing and planning minister, Brandon Lewis, has dismissed the RIBA’s call to build more new homes ‘on the unloved parts of the green belt’

Generic plans

Home plans winning ‘on appeal’

More than two-thirds of major housing developments currently going to appeal are being approved, new figures have revealed

Legalease

Clients are referring architects to the ARB for misconduct to avoid paying up

21-Jul-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The ARB is unlikely to welcome being used by clients as a means of avoiding indebtedness, writes Mark Klimt

skyline

The stakes are higher when you work on iconic towers

20-May-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: With fame comes the risk of notoriety and the greater risk of claims, should performance not match up, writes Mark Klimt

Legalease

Dissuade clients from insisting on obligations which cannot be insured against

12-May-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: An architect should point out that it will avail no one if an obligation is insisted upon which cannot be backed by insurance, writes Mark Klimt

Legalease

Watch that novation doesn’t land you with the D&B contractor’s responsibilitie

12-May-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: A contractor may turn a deaf ear to a consultant’s lament that some of the risks place it outside its insurance protection, writes Mark Klimt

Legalease

‘Small’ is usually synonymous with ‘domestic’

12-May-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Don’t underestimate small projects’ ability to cause big disputes, writes Mark Klimt

CPD

ACO CPD

CPD: Materials for corrosion resistant and hygienic drainage

This CPD is sponsored by ACO Building Drainage. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge allowing them to avoid specification risks associated with drainage elements for corrosion resistant and hygienic applications.

Sustainability in practice

It is critical is to measure the carbon footprint of early design options

12-May-2014 | By Kristian Steele

Embodied Carbon Week will help boost the industry’s expertise in emissions reduction, says Kristian Steele

Sustainability in practice

There are aspects that set my teeth on edge: the language of the consultation document is unbelievably crass

12-May-2014 | By Rory Bergin

Defra should not treat biodiversity like pieces on a chessboard, to be moved about at will, says Rory Bergin

Sustainability in practice

The Code for Sustainable Homes tends to focus on point-scoring, rather than fostering appropriate solutions

12-May-2014 | By Julia Park

The Code for Sustainable Homes is an unworkable muddle and we won’t mourn its passing, says Julia Park