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


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
Where: London
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.

SFHA Conference

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.


Nature-based solutions and community planning

SNH have published ‘People, Place and the Climate Emergency: The contribution of Nature to Community Planning Partnership Priorities’. It provides an overview of how nature can help address a range of socio-economic outcomes, including inclusive economic growth; addressing climate change; reducing health inequalities; building stronger communities; and empowering our young people. For more information, click here.