£100m in green initiatives to regenerate deprived areas of London

October 22, 2009,AEDT

More than 1,000 jobs will be created as part of a £100m green funding boost to regenerate some of the poorest parts of London, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Paweł Samecki announced today. The joint funding will finance decentralised energy, recycling and waste | Read More

Will Alsop to take the reins at RMJM’s London studio

October 2, 2009,AEDT

Will Alsop OBE, one of Britain’s most renowned architects and winner of the coveted Stirling Prize, has announced that he is to create a studio called ‘Will Alsop at RMJM’ as part of the RMJM worldwide architectural firm. Will Alsop’s appointment completes the recent management reorganisation at RMJM’s base in | Read More

Ride the streets of London – Car Free

September 11, 2009,AEDT

Ever wanted to ride past Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and The Tower of London with your friends or family on a car free road?  Well September 20 getting your helmet and bike ready to cycle the streets of London car free as apart of the Mayor of London’s Skyride. The | Read More

Bike share systems for London and Boston

August 14, 2009,AEDT

Both London and Boston announced this week that they will be installing a share bicycle scheme using the Bixi system that is used and made in Montreal. The London (UK) scheme will be run by Serco for a cost of 140 million pounds over 6 years. The system will incorporate | Read More

Chelsea design bidders include five linked to prince – The Guardian

August 14, 2009,AEDT

The Guardian reports Five firms of architects closely allied to the Prince of Wales’s approach to architecture will compete to draw up plans for the vacant Chelsea barracks site in London, after the prince succeeded in blocking an earlier design that he deemed “unsuitable”. SOURCE: The Guardian – Chelsea design | Read More

Conservationist fears high-speed line will scar Chiltern landscape

August 8, 2009,AEDT

Guardian.co.uk reports White and his colleagues at the Chilterns Conservation Board, the public body responsible for protecting the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty, fear this bit of south Buckinghamshire could be “trashed” if the government goes ahead with its plan to drive a high-speed London-Birmingham line through the Chilterns. | Read More

Mayor (London) announces £4million plans to kick-start eco-innovation fund

July 30, 2009,AEDT

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced proposals for a multi-million pound ‘London Green Fund’ to boost London’s low carbon economy, create jobs and tackle climate change. The fund may also be targeted at decentralised energy and new waste technology initiatives – areas that have experienced difficulties in fulfilling | Read More

Dutch success in London – OKRA wins Croydon Competition

July 15, 2009,AEDT

OKRA landscape architects have won the prestigious “International Urban Design Competition for Wellesley Road and Park Lane in Croydon” in London. Lead consultant OKRA participates in this project with Urhahn Urban Design, Peter Brett Associates, Karakusevic Carson Architects and Soundings. The ambition for Croydon is to transform the area, which | Read More

Memorial for 7/7 victims opened

July 8, 2009,AEDT

IMAGE SOURCE: Mayor of London Mayor of London The fourth anniversary of the 7th July bombings, which killed 52 people in the capital, will be marked today with the dedication of the London Bombing Memorial in Hyde Park. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join the TRH The Prince | Read More

King’s Cross Square contenders in the dark | News | Architects Journal

June 20, 2009,AEDT

Architects Journal reports The architects shortlisted in the prestigious King’s Cross Square contest remain unbriefed about the project – six months after being selected Despite being named as finalists for the 7,000m2 project outside the central London station in January, the six firms have yet to receive any further details | Read More

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