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Major update to Melbourne’s urban design

City of Melbourne councilors approved a set of new urban design rules for central Melbourne, along with a decades-long plan to improve design excellence in the city, at a meeting of the Future Melbourne Committee on November 19 . the Melbourne Center Design Guideavailable here, aims to “facilitate the provision of high quality design for […]

Obtaining building plan approval an orde...

GUNTUR: Reforms introduced in planning regulations to eliminate corruption have made it more difficult to approve building plans. The decision to decentralize the powers of civil servants of urban civic bodies, particularly in granting plans and issuing certificates of occupancy, seems to help urban planners to demand bribes from owners of legal and illegal works […]

Ric Abramson to lead new urban design an...

Eric Abramson The City of West Hollywood has chosen Ric Abramson, a West Hollywood-based architect who has long been active on city-related boards and commissions, to spearhead its new Urban project. Design and architecture workshop. The Urban Design & Architecture Studio is a new division within the city’s Community Services Department. the Studio will oversee […]

Urban Names Program Manager

Brian Nichols has joined the planning team as the Community Development Program Manager. In this role, he will oversee the administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Weatherization Menotomy programs. He started working on October 21. The city receives approximately $1 million annually in CDBG entitlement funds to support local community development activities, […]

London architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson...

Content of the article Architectural firm Forest City Tillmann Ruth Robinson was the big winner at the Urban Design Awards on Thursday night, with a hand in three of the winning structures – including one that won the new People’s Choice category, the Boler Mountain Chalet. Content of the article Sponsored by the city, the […]