Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Guide demands better design for living


THE LAUNCH this week of a new design guide confirmed the government's commitment to improving the standard of urban environments.

'Better places to live' challenges local authorities, developers and engineers to think more imaginatively about design and layout, creating environments that people want to live in.

Planning, regeneration and housing minister Lord Falconer will be detailing the guide during Urban Design Week next Thursday at Urban Visions, the Annual Urban Design Alliance (UDAL) conference.

Urban Design Week is organised by UDAL, a group of professionals and campaigning bodies committed to improving the awareness and importance of urban design. Its chairman is the ICE's next president Mark Whitby.

Urban Design Week is sponsored by Railtrack Property and has over 75 events around the UK celebrating and promoting good urban design.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.