The Design Commission for Wales has appointed Wendy Richards, former principal urban designer at Newport City Council and Newport Unlimited, as development director.
As an experienced urban designer and landscape architect, Richards has previously been involved in delivering a number of design projects, ranging from an urban park development in Hong Kong’s New Territories to the Riverfront Theatre in Newport.
Richards believes Wales has a unique opportunity to take a strong lead in innovative design in Europe through its use of sustainable design principles.
Richards to champion design in Wales – Design Week.
Seeking a place in the vanguard of the battle against global warming, France last month unveiled a package of ambitious pledges that included a particularly bold proposition: An end to new highway construction.
Environmentalists cheered the development, but they are watching carefully. They want the government to publish specific measures by next March, and they also want to make sure that loopholes – such as allowing new roads to relieve congestion and promote safety – are not abused.
Does building new roads help or hurt global warming? – International Herald Tribune.
BUILDING 800 homes on green belt land will reduce the Bromley borough’s historic housing shortfall overnight’, according to a developer.
Asprey Homes won an appeal against Bromley Council’s decision to block a proposal to build on a 34-acre Blue Circle Site in Bromley Common.
Council Overrided As Housing Plan Wins Out