Johnstone’s Trade has launched UltraLast Matt, a premium quality matt wall paint that is resilient to initial scuffing and marking, and easy to clean, helping specifiers extend maintenance cycles on their projects and keep high-footfall interiors looking their best for longer.

Elettra Bordonaro, Principal and Creative Director at Light Follows Behaviour and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), joins forces with Marina Milosev (BEng MLA) Planning Policy & Gender Specialist. Together, they delve into the often-overlooked realm of urban design, shedding light on the impact of public lighting on safety and gender equality.

Danish and Swedish architecture firms Cobe and Yellon have been announced as winners in the competition to design ‘Stadsljus’, a new residential tower rising 110m above sea level situated on the site of Stockholm’s former historic gasworks.

Reducing the energy consumption of buildings doesn’t have to be complicated or prohibitively expensive, as a new approach to cutting fuel bills and lowering carbon emissions is demonstrating, says Dominic Wish, HMX UK’s Technical Director.

The Prime Minister of Japan has opened a new district in the heart of Tokyo designed by Heatherwick Studio. The project, known as Azabudai Hills, is the culmination of a 30-year regeneration process steered by Mori Building Co., Japan’s leading urban landscape developer.

Pop-up urbanism can amplify a neighbourhood’s brand – as long as the spirit is in keeping with an area’s authentic identity.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is rapidly becoming crucial to long-term business value creation. This is thanks to a growing emphasis on sustainability, ethics, and corporate responsibility.

Emily Hillman, Associate Urban Designer at Pegasus Group, explores whether the latest – in a long line of – design guides is a beauty or a beast.

After 70 years of Government secrecy, plans are revealed to open up the mile-long underground WWII shelters in London that inspired James Bond’s Q Branch.

Alan Hall, Projects Director at regeneration specialist Genr8 Developments, discusses the benefits of an approach that focuses on the long-term legacy of a scheme.

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