The PERFECT project, an Interreg Europe funded project on the multiple benefits of green infrastructure led by the TCPA, has published a new factsheet on the importance of green roofs and the opportunities they give us. The factsheet examines the different types of green roof and the benefits that can be delivered through them. The factsheet can be found here.
Glasgow's largest office building to include rooftop running track
An ambitious Glasgow development set to become the city’s largest single office building has reached its first construction milestone.
HFD Group has completed the initial phase of construction at 177 Bothwell Street, which will include a rooftop running track as well as an 8,000-square-foot terrace, electric vehicle charging points for commuters and 318 cycle spaces. For more click here.
SFHA Development and Procurement Conferences
When: 17 & 18 March 2020
Where: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
The Development & Procurement Conference are conferences for housing professionals working in development and regeneration and procurement and property maintenance.
Each conference aims to provide delegates with legal updates, guidance and innovative ideas as well as provide a fantastic networking opportunity with peers and colleagues across the sector.
On Tuesday the Development Conference will focus on sustainable development, whilst on Wednesday, the Procurement Conference will talk about effective, sustainable procurement.
For full details, click here.
City Park as critical infrastructure
Urban parks aren’t extra amenities for cities – they provide fundamental roles that improve quality of life and save money. Nearly 80% of Americans live in cities and metropolitan areas. Increasingly, those cities are challenged by aging water and transportation systems that are nearing or exceeding their designed capacity. A new focus on flood and other natural disaster resilience is driving city planners to leverage mixed-use infrastructure, including parks, to address civic needs while taking advantage of cost savings and other social benefits. See the full article in "Changing America" by Catherine Nagel, Executive Director, City Parks Alliance by clicking here.
TCPA Spring Conference
When: 12 March 2020
Does our society have a future? As the impacts of climate change worsen, the TCPA's Spring Conference will explore the wealth of solutions the planning system has to offer in the face of the climate crisis. Practical examples include approaches to radically reduce CO2 emissions and to re-engineer existing places. Andy von Bradsky, Head of Architecture at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will deliver the keynote address. For more details, click here.