The UK's first ever Design Principles for National Infrastructure, developed by the National Infrastructure Commission and Design Group, seeks to embed four key considerations into planning and delivery of infrastructure projects which includes climate, people, places and value. The principles can be read here.
Placemaking and green infrastructure
The PERFECT project, an Interreg Europe funded project on the multiple benefits of green infrastructure led by the TCPA, has published a new expert paper on 'place-making and green infrastructure' exploring how and why green infrastructure is an essential component for delivering high-quality places. The paper 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.
Green Roof Factsheet
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.
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.