The power of architecture to effect is reported extensively in respect of the Guggenheim museum building in Bilbao, with positive cultural, social and economic change in the city resulting from its opening in 1997. On the opening of the V&A in Dundee in September last year, comparisons with Bilbao were inevitably drawn. That said, as we noted in our blog on the V&A, a single iconic building shouldn’t be relied upon to be the catalyst for regeneration on its own.
February has been a month of extreme temperatures for us, from -18 degrees in Norway (for more on which see below) to +18 in Aberdeen earlier this week - which definitely sounds like the subject for a blog for the future…. But meanwhile, for some of this month’s planning highlights, read on…
Last month we went to Norway, where we spent some of our time reflecting on what the thousand huts campaign could learn from the long tradition of cabin living there, as well as being treated to some incredible aurora displays!
This time last year, we issued our first ever blog! Now, turning our attention to the new year ahead, there’s a great deal on the horizon that we’re looking forward to… And, to kick things off, here’s our summary of some of the key planning matters from month one.
As 2019 gets underway, it’s a good time to look ahead to what changes the new year might bring… One hot topic is of course the Planning Bill but, even for planners, this is not the only thing to look out for! On which, we take a look at the relationship between the planning system, land ownership, and land-use decision making in the context of making better use of land in and around the places we live.