- Community housing
The Phoenix Project in Inverkeithing brings the promise of community-led housing Tom Morton looks at one potential solution to the country’s broken system of housing delivery. Are resident-run communities the way forward and will they ever get off the ground?
- Tools of the trade
As a follow-up to our look at how technology is influencing design, we look at the benefits of computer modelling within the planning system to see how technological developments are serving to streamline real-world development. As yesterday’s cutting edge becomes today’s mainstream we speak to architects and local authorities operating on the frontline of a digital revolution.
Urban Realm goes beyond four walls to establish how BIM is transforming the profession in a new decade. What are the key trends governing thinking in the sector?
- Urban Accessibility
Issues such as inclusion, accessibility, and children’s participatory design have risen up the agenda thanks to trailblazing projects such as The Ramp House but is the dream of universal equality still as elusive as ever?
- Waverley Station
Rising passenger demand at Edinburgh's rail hub has provided the impetus for a new masterplan, we assess its impact on the Old and New Town's and the implications for future travel.
- King’s Stables Road
Four years on this priority development is now complete bringing new life to a forgotten end of the Grassmarket but has it been worth the wait? We pound its wynds and pends to see how it shapes up.
Paisley is meeting the new decade with a new blueprint for urban renewal that calls for a town centre first strategy of consolidation and culture to meet the challenges presented by a fast-changing world. Can it serve as an exemplar for struggling towns everywhere?