Suburban Space, Suburban Culture, Suburban Myth?
Given that suburbs are commonly viewed as places that culture forgot, it is refreshing to see a built environment journal publication dedicated to suburban space and cultures. My own work on suburban theory points to the fact that
By Laura Vaughan 9 Feb 2016 0
Spaces for Suburban Cultures
...Given the difficulties encountered in defining the specificity of ‘the urban’, it is unsurprising that similar problems confront those interested in suburbs, in processes of suburbanisation and in cultures of suburbia....
By Paul Burton & Jo Gill 16 Jan 2016 0
The Hand that Mocked
I am not surprised that the 1960’s drama of Moses v Jacobs, battling it out over the planning of New York City has been made into an opera. The story of local uprisings against wholesale clearance of ‘slums’ is a familiar one, repeated in neighbourhoods the world over from Middleport, to Millers Point and Greenwich...
By Lucy Natarajan 15 Dec 2015 0
A New Dawn for Australia’s Cities?
On 11 October 2015 Malcolm Turnbull, who had been Prime Minister of Australia for less than a month at the time, committed federal funding of A$95m towards the cost of extending a light rail network on the Gold Coast in the northern state of Queensland. This funding announcement, while modest in its scope, marked a major...
By Stephen Hamnett 11 Dec 2015 0
The Gruesome Shambles that is the English Housing System
As Mr. Secretary Pepys might have said on the morning of 10 November: ‘Rose betimes and abroad to the Centre for London, for the launch of their Intermediate Housing Commission’s report Fair to Middling’. It defines such homes as ‘housing for modest earners – those not entitled to social housing but who struggle...
By Martin Crookston 30 Nov 2015 0
Fields of Yield: Beyond the Built Environment
This blog sets out the rich 'field of yeild' that extends beyond the Built Environment itself. We can venture into science, health, and many more fields for learning, 'research prospecting' and simply bold exploration!
By Stephen Marshall 23 Nov 2015 0
How Do the British Plan?
Introducing the new book from our Planning, History & Environment series, by Ian Wray. With lessons from British experiences on how to built great planning successes.
By Ian Wray 27 Oct 2015 0
From Vegetables to Megastructures
Along the boulevard, a sign points to the Cité Radieuse – and suddenly there, looming above the trees, is the Unité d’Habitation.
By Stephen Marshall 20 Oct 2015 0
Of Books and Blogs
Blogged Environment's inaugural post. It sets out a vision of Built Environment writing's future open to books, articles, blogs and all technologies where we can continue to exchange, share and learn!
By Stephen Marshall 1 Oct 2015 0
Built Environment : Blogged Environment
Built Environment journal has an online companion, the Blogged Environment. This blog explains how they support each other, what they mean for our readers and how you can get involved.
By Lucy Natarajan 15 Sep 2015 0

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