If we are to meet the target of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050, we need to refurbish one home every 45 seconds. Tim Wiseman reports.
Planning and regeneration can help create health promoting environments that are good for people and the environment. Over the last year I’ve been working with Southwark Council on an ambitious project to raise the profile of health and wellbeing in the Council’s planning activities, particularly for the regeneration of Old Kent Road. Initially, BRE was … Continue reading “Healthy planning and regeneration innovations”
The King’s Cross Central regeneration project is one of the largest in London and Europe at 67 acres.(1) This exciting development is opening up a part of the city which may be well known to locals but, until recently, was largely hidden to the millions of people who pass through King’s Cross and St Pancras … Continue reading “Health and wellbeing at King’s Cross”
Once a derelict piece of land on the old Eastern Curve railway line, Dalston’s Eastern Curved Garden now lies as a beacon of tranquility in the middle of the vibrant East End. Nestled just off Kingsland High Street, behind a heavy wooden door, is one acre of carefully tended, flower beds, trees and shrubs, including … Continue reading “Inspiring places: Dalston Eastern Curved Garden, Hackney”