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.

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.

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.

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.

From 1st February 2024, the government will put a ban in place for the UK sale of T5 and T8 linear fluorescent lamps.

The Štvanice footbridge in Prague has been brought to life through the vision of its creators: Petr Tej, Marek Blank and Jan Mourek. This remarkable structure was born from their winning design in an international competition organised by the Institute of Planning and Development of the City of Prague.

In the water, in front of the main entrance of Amsterdam Central Station, on the section of Prins Hendrikkade – a major street in the centre of the capital that served as a bus station until July 2018 – the largest bicycle parking garage in Amsterdam, with approximately 7000 bicycle parking spaces, has been realised. The design highlights its location below the water’s surface.

Located in the central CBD of Hangzhou, Future Car Park, designed by Daniel Statham Studio, is a vertical parking complex that combines automated parking technology with green public spaces, generating a capacity of 500 parking spaces for electric and non-electric vehicles.

The LIA (Lighting Industry Association) and CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) have joined forces to introduce an innovative product verification scheme aimed at promoting circular economy practices within the lighting industry.

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