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…The Global Schindler Award (GSA): an open, anonymous ideas competition intended to engage students of architecture and planning with complex urban conditions – with a $150k prize. Registration deadline 15th November 2014.

11 September, 2014
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Architects rally behind Flanders state architect's office

The Flemish architecture community, with support from some notable UK practices, has been rallying in support of the Flanders state architect's office, the Vlaams Bouwmeester, and its highly regarded Open Call system of competitive procurement.

11 September, 2014
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Boris to oppose industrial conversion proposals

London Mayor Boris Johnson looks set to oppose plans to allow the conversion of light industrial building and warehouses to homes without planning permission, as proposed in the Government's current technical planning consultation.

11 September, 2014
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27,000 greenfield homes 'exploited planning loophole'

More than 27,000 homes proposed for greenfield sites in England won planning permission on appeal over two years as developers took advantage of the absence of local plans or a demonstrable housing land supply, according a new report commissioned by …

11 September, 2014
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Brandon rules out Wolfson winner's garden cities

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis showed no hesitation in shooting down a plan for up to 40 garden cities that secured the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize last week. Likening the proposals to the last Government's eco-town plans, he said they are not g…

11 September, 2014
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Small housing projects shortlisted for builders' fund

The DCLG has announced a shortlist of 163 'small' housing developments set to benefit from the £525m Builders Finance Fund and says more developers will be invited to put forward new bids over the coming months.

11 September, 2014
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BIM2050 future gazes at industry's BIM-driven future

A BIM-enabled future will take the construction industry into the realms of auto-procurement, self-healing materials and self-assembling structures, according to this week's report from the Construction Industry Council's BIM2050 group.

4 September, 2014
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Call for Cable to commit on payment charter

Specialist contractors have written an open letter to Business Secretary Vince Cable calling on the Government to commit to enforcement and monitoring of the construction industry's fair payment charter launched five months ago, since when there has …

4 September, 2014
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