Cycle superhighway boost for CityConnect’s Bike Friendly Business scheme

Cycle superhighway boost for CityConnect’s Bike Friendly Business scheme

A further five local businesses along the Cycle Superhighway have applied to the CityConnect Bike Friendly Business Scheme in a pledge to encourage more staff to cycle to work.  CityConnect will provide... continue

13 Apr 2017RUDI News

Blackburn named best high street in Britain
Mark Moran

Blackburn in Lancashire has won the top prize at the annual Great British High Street Awards. The competition, now in its third year, attracted over 900 entries from villages, market towns and larger towns across the UK. The competition recognises work done to promote city locations, town centres,... continue

13 Dec 2016RUDI News
New Urban Agenda adopted by UN: non-binding document will 'guide' future urbanisation but 'fails to address urgency'

New Urban Agenda adopted by UN: non-binding document will 'guide' future urbanisation but 'fails to address urgency'

The UN formally has formally adopted a global road map to grapple with rapid urbanisation, capping nearly two years of behind-the-scenes international negotiations aimed at designing development priorities for cities and towns over the long term. The New Urban Agenda (NUA) sets out a host of general goals such as development of sustainable and compact cities that do not harm the environment and redevelopment of informal settlements with the participation... continue

25 Oct 2016RUDI News

DfT consults on future plans for 'effectively' zero emission cars and vans by 2050

The Government has a very clear and bold ambition for cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2050. It says, as it launches a Consultation on ultra low emission vehicles (ULEV): 'We are on track to deliver this aim, with the UK consistently amongst the leading global markets for ultra low... continue

25 Oct 2016RUDI News

UCL’s national movement for high quality in place design wins national research award

A national movement campaigning for high quality places brought together by University College London has won the Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement in this year’s RTPI Awards for Research Excellence. Place Alliance brings together built environment sector organisations with an... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News
Neighbourhood Planning Bill: a simpler system but no mention of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: a simpler system but no mention of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)

Measures in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will support more housebuilding and provide more local say over developments the Housing and Planning Minister announced earlier this month, September 2016. However, in a surprise move by government the Bill made no reference to infrastructure provisions or the role of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), notes Chris Hallam, Partner at law firm Nabarro. “Changes to the... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News
Another day, another driverless car, shuttle and taxi trial

Another day, another driverless car, shuttle and taxi trial

Didi Chuxing in China, Google and Uber are all exploring the potential for driverless taxis. Driverless shuttle and taxi trials are taking place all over the world, led by Delphi in the US and Singapore, and nuTonomy in Singapore.... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News
Cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles

Cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles

A recent CIVITAS Insight report on EVs outlines how cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles. Ideally, they would blend a structured and effective e-mobility strategy with a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan,... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News

AECOM and Salford University launch infrastructure research partnership

A new research partnership between the University and global consultancy firm AECOM, which aims to boost understanding of the environmental impact of major infrastructure projects, has been announced. The organisations will jointly bid for and fund research on topics directly related to major... continue

17 Aug 2016RUDI News

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