Urban Planning, Development & Rainwater

Development was a big issue in the most recent council election but the campaigns were dispiriting with neither side showing any real interest in the issues and possibilities of well-planned, environmentally-sustainable development. At a time when we must increase the density of our urban population to reduce urban sprawl, was it too much to expect some thoughtful discussion of the best ways to achieve this in an environmentally sustainable manner? Apparently so.

What is Greenspace, anyway?


In debates about the environment, urban planning and development, the need for greenspace is a bit of an accepted wisdom. “Protect our greenspace” is the one argument against a new development that nobody dares argue with. But what do people really mean when they talk about greenspace? Does everyone mean the same thing? Do they… Read more

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