Archive for 'planning'
A new good-practice guide on how to achieve sustainable development through sustainable design and construction, and local plan-making, has produced for use by local planning authorities in England, together with other interested parties.
Bonny Hedderly, Jonathan Lawrence and Steven Cox of international law firm K&L Gates highlight why it is important for lenders to be aware of the ongoing initiatives driving the sustainability and green agenda.
The Planning and Climate Change Coalition, a cross-sector group that seeks to ensure the planning system responds effectively to the challenges of climate change, has published a guide for local authorities on planning for climate change.
Space for Food Growing, a new guide from DCLG, aims to help communities make use of disused green spaces in their local area for food growing, with potential benefits for health, skills, social cohesion and the environment.
New Major Infrastructure and Environment Unit and guidance to help deliver large infrastructure projects that promote sustainable development by supporting growth and protecting most valued habitats and species.
The Government has published a new simpler National Planning Policy Framework which puts sustainable development at the heart of planning policy to support sustainable growth and protect and enhance the natural and historic environment.
The SDRN highlights recent reports on sustainable development and housing: regenerative design and development, sustainable urban neighbourhoods, sustainable growth for the built environment.
Philip Monaghan considers the potential of low carbon enterprise zones to deliver sustainable development and urges a careful approach to ensure real and lasting environmental, social and economic benefit.
Wednesday 9 February 2011, 5pm GMT: Free webinar from Earthscan looking at how to deal with increasing turbulence in the world, and with the complexity and uncertainty that come with it.
Seven organisations with a responsibility for vital services and infrastructure have published climate change adaptation reports, detailing how they are assessing and acting on the risks and opportunities of a changing climate.