The book focuses on the positive aesthetic role buildings can play in the landscape, and proposes sensitive development. Building in Arcadia also explores the essential economic, social and environmental case for more building in the countryside to make the countryside more viable. It aims to actively engage, challenge and provoke debate – as well as offering practical ways forward.
Our Director, Ruth Reed, led a break out group on Development in Rural Areas and on Green Field Sites at the University of Birmingham last week. The session in the Senate Chamber, chaired by Ruth, was at The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s ‘Better Design for Better Places Conference’ focusing on Building Better, Building Beautiful. The conference looked at the need for better quality design in housing schemes. #designqualityconf
All set up at the Holiday Park Innovation show alongside the Farm Innovation Show at the NEC tomorrow. Catch Matthew Green speaking on ‘Maximise your Land Use’ in theatre 12 at 11.00 or come along to the stand 3400 to talk to us about your project and get help with planning.
Green Planning will once again be a Grand Designs Live at the NEC this week. Ruth Reed will also be on hand to give project specific advice in the Ask an Expert area – planning.
If you are heading to Grand Designs Live there are still 30 minute slots available for a personal consultation session with Ruth. Every other slot can be pre-booked. Ruth is currently still available on the 11th, 12th and the 14th.
Come and visit us on Stand B2 in the Grand Build area at the NEC from the 10th to the 14th of October. This stand is our best yet. We have regularly attended Grand Designs Live at both the NEC and at the Excel in London over the last few years.