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Grenfell building control officer ‘resig

One of the local authority’s building control officers responsible for overseeing the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower left his post weeks before the 2017 fire because he was ‘sick and tired’ of not being able to do his job job as he thought it should be done, the disaster inquiry heard. John Hoban told the Grenfell […]

Design Commission task force begins proc...

Monday, September 28, 2020 by Savana Dunning The Design Commission’s new urban design task force has begun talks to revise the city’s urban design guidelines, which are more than 10 years old. Unlike Austin’s zoning code, which contains building and construction requirements for the city, Urban Design Guidelines are a set of recommendations developers should […]

Urban design expert tackles anti-black r...

Breadcrumb Links Local News Publication date : Sep 23, 2020 • September 24, 2020 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Pictured in this photo is Jay Pitter, an award-winning placemaker and author whose practice is bridging growing divisions in cities across North America. Pitter gave a virtual keynote address – titled “The City’s […]

IMM Salacak Urban Design Competition Com...

IMM Salacak Urban Design Competition Completed Üsküdar “Salacak Urban Design Competition”, organized in cooperation with IMM Survey Department and Istanbul Planning Agency, has been completed. In the competition where 60 projects took place, 3 Kazan equivalent design awardsWhile 5 designs received honorable mention. Among the equivalent projects, the people of Istanbul will determine the project […]

New Christchurch apartments criticized f...

ALDEN WILLIAMS / Stuff The design of some apartments built in parts of Christchurch since 2016 has been found to be seriously flawed. (File photo) Many apartments built in parts of Christchurch since 2016 have ‘monolithic’ appearances and ‘inadequate or poor’ design, according to a new report. The findings come as no surprise to residents […]