Environmental cost of flooding: report launch

Tuesday 5th September, 2017

As we approach the end of our research into the environmental cost of flood recovery we can confirm that our findings and the report will be launched on the morning of Thursday 21st September in Cockermouth. We hope you will be able to join us to discuss the findings.

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Report launch

As we approach the end of our research into the environmental cost of flood recovery we can confirm that our findings and the report will be launched on the morning of Thursday 21st September in Cockermouth. We hope you will be able to join us to discuss the findings.

The launch forms part of the Cumbria Green Build Festival and you can book here.

Workshop

On Tuesday 1st August we held a workshop at the council chamber at Allerdale Borough Council in Workington. Around 20 people from various parts of the flood recovery process in Cumbria attended. The county suffers from repeat and extensive flood events, most recently in the winter of 2015/2016. 

AECB conference 2017

Thursday 3rd August, 2017

The Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) National Conference 2017, which takes place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London on 15th September, will show how high quality homes can be delivered in volume.

The theme of the AECB National Conference is: Fixing the housing market by delivering better homes for customers and the planet.

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Case study reports now available

Working with Carbon Co-op, the Community Green Deal project has pioneered a way of supporting homeowners to invest in making their homes warmer and more comfortable – while reducing their energy use by around half, in line with the UK’s climate goals.

Read the summary report here and the full version here.

Urbanism book launch in Aberdeen

Thursday 27th July, 2017

David recently attended the Urbanism book launch in Aberdeen. Here he is alongside Lord Provost of Aberdeen. 

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April Exhibition Summary Note

The team have been working on updating the illustrative masterplan and we have produced a short note to summarise feedback from the April consultation and explain how the masterplan has changed. This can be viewed under downloads >

Selby Paper Mill - April Consultation at the Cunliffe Centre

 

A mention in the AJ The Student Issue

Monday 24th July, 2017

We were really pleased to read Jonathan Orlek's review of students' work at the Sheffield School of Architecture, with a special mention of the studio work led by our John.

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The future is not what it used to be

Tuesday 18th July, 2017

In a piece on BD online David argues, as chair of the Academy of Urbanism, that we love predicting the future, but that we've lost the ambition to plan for it.

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Powering Down Together

Saturday 15th July, 2017

Our friends Carbon Coop have recently published a case study report of the pilot 'Community Green Deal' whole house retrofit programme - 'Powering Down Together' - a shorter s

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