Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:30

Icon of the Month: Nagele, Flevoland

Built on reclaimed land, the Dutch village was meant to fulfil a modernist vision of rural, communal life. But like any settlement in the countryside, it has had to adapt to survive, writes Peter Smisek.

Published in Icon of the Month

A 'fast track for beauty' proposed by the Beauty Commission is troubling – but a focus on community is worth celebrating. It's time for practical, nationwide action to make the built environment work for everyone, says Public Practice

Published in Comment

Rapid transformation has reunified the formerly divided city – but also shown the necessity of political and planning interventions

Published in Comment
How we can reclaim the city without inconveniencing people
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Councils don’t just need to ‘engage with’ communities, writes Josh Fenton. They need to give them a genuine role in decision-making

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Spikes were once reactionary, but it is increasingly apparent that developers are defining earlier who they want to include and who they do not

Published in Crimes Against Design

The non-profit initiative aiming to develop a new generation of city planners is growing fast after its breakthrough first year

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Professor Ruth Dalton looks at how we can make cities more pedestrian-friendly by understanding how other people influence our journeys

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 00:00

Vienna, the Pearl of the Reich

An unflinching exhibition uncovers how the city’s architects collaborated in a frenzy of Nazi urban planning, writes Laura Snoad

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Architecture Centre, Vienna
19 March – 17 August 2015

Published in Diary
Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:33

Rafael Viñoly's grotesque imposition

The Walkie-Talkie tower's jarring distortion of the City skyline adds to general unease about Britain's financial heart, says Owen Hatherley

Published in Comment
Monday, 10 November 2014 14:02

Towns in Britain: Jones the Planner

An account of Britain's cities castigates recent "regeneration" efforts, but isn't ready to give up on the transformative potential of planning, says Sukhdev Sandhu

Published in Review
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:44

The Metropolitan Green Belt

It may not all be publicly accessible, it may not even all be green, but the patchwork of protected land around London is a triumph of the social democratic spirit – the planning equivalent of the NHS

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:09

Brunswick Centre redevelopment

Levitt Bernstein’s proposal to build a restaurant above the cinema in the grade II-listed Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury has met with vocal opposition from the residents of the complex, as well as leading architects such as Richard Rogers. Owen Hatherley explains why

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