With nearly 20,000 retail outlets shutting down so far this year in England, the future of towns' high streets looks shaky. But some say reviving these main streets is as simple as converting empty shops into housing units.
Aug 20, 2009 Building
The UK government recently announced the sites of four new planned "eco-towns". But local opposition to the projects remains high.
Jul 16, 2009 The Christian Science Monitor
Recently approved plans to build a third runway at Heathrow International Airport mean the village of Sipson will be completely paved over. As a result, villagers have become activists, and they discuss their efforts in this video.
Jan 19, 2009 Guardian
As Liverpool ends its year as the European Union's "Capital of Culture", the city is vastly different and better than it was just a year ago, according to this column.
Jan 11, 2009 Financial Times
The UK's "eco-towns" are feeling the hurt of the current economic situation, with only one or two likely to move ahead.
Oct 30, 2008 Guardian
Calling it a violation of public spaces, a new report from a civil liberties group in the UK has criticized the banning of public drinking in more than 600 places in England and Wales.
Aug 21, 2008 Telegraph
We all know there's a lot of planning going on around the world. Much of it is poor, short-sighted and generally just no good. Blog Post
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