Category Archives: Urban

Heathrow protest: more planes, more pain.

image: Heathrow plane stacking; so many planes they could be stacking all the way up into space?! The following flew into my inbox; Come and Make a Noise against Heathrow expansion. Saturday 31 May 2008, 12 noon, Hatton Cross The … Continue reading

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Chelsea Tractors to Pay More

Picture: Greenpeace Ken Livingstone today announced his agreement to levy a higher congestion charge on London’s gas-guzzlers. The Alliance Against Urban 4×4’s, which was co-founded by the Green party’s Sian Berry, has been arduously campaigning for this result which came … Continue reading

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Delhi Commonwealth Games problems

APPEAL to stop Commonwealth Games Construction on Yamuna This comes to you from Delhi Greens. The Yamuna River exists on an ecologically sensitive floodplain which supplies much of Delhi’s drinking water. As Delhi urbanizes and its population quickly grows, water … Continue reading

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The green Routemaster bus for London.

Bring back the Routemaster! This may no longer be a dream as a major bus company called Capaco have come up with a serious proposal for a ‘green’ version of a Routemaster. With mayoral elections coming up in May 2008 … Continue reading

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Pavlova paradise

As the Queens speech today brings in the government’s stated intentions to encourage the building of an extra 3 million homes we find all manner of folk crawling out of the suburban under growth to defend the status quo. They … Continue reading

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Are architects a bunch of playboys?

image: Crown Fountain, Millennium Park, Chicago. Architects love to create head turning, commission leading buildings and other such things. OK the above is pretty cool; a huge fountain that shoots water out of the mouths of one of a 1000 … Continue reading

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