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Asma Khalid speaks with Brent Toderian, former chief planner of Vancouver, Canada, about the “trick or treat test”, which encourages residents to think about good neighborhood design on Halloween. ASMA KHALID, HOST: Halloween might be your kids’ favorite holiday. They can dress how they want or how they want to be. But it also turns […]

Urban Design Excellence Award winners ‘p

Markham’s best buildings and public spaces were honored with Urban Design Excellence Awards at a virtual gala on October 28. The event honored members of the community who have made “significant contributions to our public realm and our urban form”, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti said, adding his congratulations and sincere appreciation to the design leaders […]

Winners Revealed: Australian Urban Desig...

The winners of Australia 2021 Urban Design Award were announced during an online presentation on Tuesday, October 26. The awards recognize contemporary Australian urban design of the highest quality and aim to encourage innovation in the built environment in cities and communities. They are co-organized by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), the Australian Institute […]

Salmon in the City explores urban design...

SEATTLE – The way water flows in cities affects far-swimming salmon. An event this week explores how urban centers can better treat their water to protect these iconic Northwest species. Salmon in town is an online presentation that will examine approaches to architecture that keep water clean for aquatic species. Anna Huttel, certification director for […]

Illegal construction: Lagos Building Con...

Segun James The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has taken its enforcement action in the town of Sapata along the Eti-Osa regional road in the Ibeju-Lekki region of the state , where more than 40 residential buildings were sealed off for violating state building construction law. Commissioner for Land Use Planning and Urban Development, […]

Urban Design Commission reviews plans fo...

L to R: 15 and 15a Elm St. — Photo by Bobbie Toner By Eileen Qiu A seemingly routine meeting of the Urban Design Commission became tense as member Frank Valdes and presenter Mouhab Rizkallah disagreed over plans to reimagine the corner of 15 Elm St. in Somerville. Valdes said he couldn’t review Rizkallah’s plan […]

Urban design centered on user-defined, i...

Detroitisit, in partnership with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Chicago, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington DC will host a Sustainable Urban Design Summit with the aim of developing creative solutions through a global yet hyperlocal virtual program in partnership with and during the globally […]

Edo reviews implementation of planning l...

Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said the government will maintain collaboration with built environment stakeholders to effectively implement the state’s planning laws. Obaseki said this during a stakeholder meeting in Benin City, which he said was held to ensure that the state government and stakeholders were on the same […]

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Annou...

anchor Student exhibiting at RUMBLE, UCLA’s student expo. Image courtesy of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design This position is brought to you by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, an Archinect Partner School Join UCLA Architecture and Urban Design for their Graduate Program Open House virtually on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. The program includes program overviews […]

KI George (97) – Retired Town Planning O

KI George (97) – Retired Town Planning Officer from Mluru No More Municipality Mangaluru: KI George (97), a retired planning officer from the former Municipality of Mangalore, died at a private hospital in the city on Saturday October 16, 2021. He was survived by two daughters Marylin and Nyna, their wives […]

LDF loses planning committee of Kochi Co...

The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) lost the post of chairman of the permanent planning committee of the Kochi Corporation after a no-confidence motion against the president sponsored by the United Democratic Front (UDF) passed on Monday. The no-confidence motion against President J. Sanilmon, who won the civic body’s election as a rebel UDF candidate, […]

Urban design nonprofit creates pop-up pa...

The Better Block Foundation, an urban design nonprofit, is transforming a mall in northeast Dallas into a 3,500 square foot public park with green spaces, playgrounds and a walking path. The pop-up park will be open from November 14 to November 14 and is located at the intersection of Forest Lane and Audelia Road. Its […]

Your partner of choice for guarantees an...

ICW Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of building warranties and building control services, strives to be the partner of choice, delivering a fresh approach to the market with high levels of customer service The company has maintained a positive outlook for the past 18 months during a period of continued market challenges. This […]

Seeing is believing – Women can power th

The current skills shortage in the built environment and building control has left the industry looking for new talent. There is a real opportunity to fill this gap with women, says Jane Keely, director at Assent Building Control It’s no secret that the construction industry has been in the grip of a growing skills crisis […]

Illustrating remarkable sustainable urba...

Detroitisit, in partnership with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Chicago, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington DC will host a Sustainable Urban Design Summit with the aim of developing creative solutions through a global yet hyperlocal virtual program in partnership with and during the globally […]

Guelph Urban Design Awards Winners and H...

In addition to recognizing the winners for their achievements in urban design, the jury praised the city’s efforts to elevate and celebrate excellence in urban design. PRESS RELEASECITY OF GUELPH**************************On October 12, the Council announced the six winners and seven honorable mentions of the Guelph Urban Design Awards 2020/2021. “On behalf of the City of […]

Fitness for Practice Update Series: Dual...

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland (RIAI) recently won a double suit under the Building Control Act 2007 (the “Act”) . SCSI has welcomed the outcome of its first prosecution and conviction as a registration body for professional surveyors. In this case, a Dublin man was found […]

Ribble Valley Council’s award-winning bu

Ribble Valley Borough Council building surveyors Jimmy Mulkerrin and Steve Clarkson. With their knowledge and experience, the four-person team will support you at every stage of your project, starting with free building control advice. They will ensure that your project complies with building regulations, checking all aspects of construction including foundations, waterproofing, structure – such […]

Athlone Urban Design and Regeneration Fr...

Confirmation this week that Westmeath County Council has started work on an urban design and regeneration master plan for Athlone is a wholly positive development for the regionally growing town as it aspires to attract industrial investment and achieve city status. The framework will prioritize and plan a ‘pipeline’ of projects that will reinvent the […]

Kerala’s new planning bill will limit ri

Express press service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Urban and Rural Planning (Amendment) Bill 2021 – which will be tabled in the assembly on Monday, October 4, 2021, to make amendments to the law passed in 2016 – could deprive local bodies of their powers to participate in the dynamic process of planning and development. Experts also […]

Town planning amendment bill to be table...

It aims to reduce the time required to draw up master plans for local authorities It aims to reduce the time required to draw up master plans for local authorities The Kerala Town and Country Planning Amendment Bill 2021, which is due to be tabled in the assembly on Monday, aims to reduce the backlog […]

Atlanta Design Festival kicks off tomorr...

The Atlanta Design Festival returns this weekend with an in-person and virtual hybrid hosted in various locations around the world Atlanta Metro region. Hosted by Mum ! Design is human Since 2007, the event has aimed to grow Atlanta’s design industry through educational tours and lectures highlighting Atlanta’s best urban, architectural, interior and furniture design. […]