localism

Links for April 21st through April 27th

by Mel Starrs on April 28, 2011

in News

These are my links for April 21st through April 27th: Skyscraper Boom Reaches End as City of London Goes ‘From Vanity to Sanity’ – Bloomberg – Fascinating article on the economics of tall buildings: "In London, high-rise buildings cost 50 pounds to 150 pounds more per square foot than shorter ones because of their stronger […]

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Links for March 3rd through March 8th

by Mel Starrs on March 9, 2011

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These are my links for March 3rd through March 8th: THE FIRST STRAW – Good interview with Bill Dunster by Rupert Bates. Unlocking the Potential of Empty Homes: 5 big housing lies and why the public doesn’t buy the housing crisis – Brilliant post. The 5 untruths are worth thinking about and reflect what I’ve […]

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Links for February 23rd through March 1st

by Mel Starrs on March 2, 2011

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These are my links for February 23rd through March 1st: The Low Carbon Kid: Vital new tool sorts out the climate-friendly from climate-hostile materials – Brilliant overview post from David on the ICE database, which means now I don’t have to write one. Read the whole thing: “The widely used and authoritative ICE Database – […]

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Links for February 9th through February 14th

by Mel Starrs on February 16, 2011

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These are my links for February 9th through February 14th: Passivhaus vs the UK approach – a non technical comparison of the different principles « WARM: low energy building practice – “However, again the difference in principles with Passivhaus is interesting. PHPP, the Passivhaus model, is based on external measurements of the building… This has […]

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Links for January 27th through February 1st

by Mel Starrs on February 2, 2011

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These are my links for January 27th through February 1st: 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error MPs attack planning changes | Online News | Building – "“The various changes to the planning system must be complementary. We therefore recommend that the development of the National Planning Framework and the National Infrastructure Plan, […]

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Localism in plain English

by Mel Starrs on January 17, 2011

in Opinion, Theory and Comment

The second reading of the localism bill is today. A plain English guide to the Localism Bill has been released today. I have pushed it through Wordle to get a flavour for what it says. (Click image for a larger version) One word stands out – LOCAL. OK then. This guide describes the main measures of the […]

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Links for September 22nd through September 28th

by Mel Starrs on September 29, 2010

in News

These are my links for September 22nd through September 28th: Climate Committee tells government to simplify CRC – 24 Sep 2010 – BusinessGreen.com – “Although a capped scheme could potentially cut overall emissions by 30 per cent by 2017 relative to 2008 levels, the committee warned that there is too much uncertainty over the extent […]

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Links for March 19th through March 25th

by Mel Starrs on March 26, 2010

in News

These are my links for March 19th through March 25th: Climate science: Spin, science and climate change | The Economist – "…the ambiguities of science sit uncomfortably with the demands of politics. Politicians, and the voters who elect them, are more comfortable with certainty. So “six months to save the planet” is more likely to […]

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Links for July 2nd through July 8th

by Mel Starrs on July 9, 2009

in News

These are my links for July 2nd through July 8th: Woobius Scribbles — Bottom-up collaboration in the construction industry – Excellent post on collaborative working by Woobius and the curse of email:"You know that feeling. You’ve just set up the best collaboration system ever. You have all the processes documented and approved. Everyone’s agreed to use […]

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