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Prince's Foundation, Urban Design Associates win Scottish Planning Award

A plan for the sensitive growth of a Scottish village by The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Enviornment and partners, has won a prestigious “Scottish Award for Quality in Planning”.

Leon Krier talks sustainable architecture and urbanism with Jules Lubbock

Leon Krier's new book "The Architectural Tuning of Settlements was published in May by The Prince's Foundation.

Robert Campbell in Boston Globe on Prince Charles and new Scottish project

Robert Campbell of the Boston Globe writes about Knockroon, the planned new project of Prince Charles and the Prince's Foundation, in southwest Scotland's economically depressed region of East Ayrshir

Canons for Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism on line at cnu.org/canons

Elizabeth Moule, Stefanos Polyzoides and I
presented a document at the Green Council that was intended to serve
as a lesser companion to the Charter in the area of green urbanism and

New report demonstrates premium from walkable mixed use, mixed income development

23rd July 2007 — Press Release

A new report, Valuing Sustainable Urbanism, suggests that the government’s target of 3 million news homes by 2020 need not result in sprawl and environmental damage if we build walkable, mixed use, mixed income developments instead of car-dependent housing estates. The report published by The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment, also indicates that “sustainable communities” as exemplified by Poundbury in Dorchester and Crown Street, Glasgow, are at least as commercially viable as conventional developments, and in some cases more so. In the three cases studied, the sustainable urban projects had gross development values per hectare of 18 percent to 46 percent higher than conventional residential projects in the same market area. This is because these communities appeal to home buyers, commanding higher prices, and because of the higher building intensity. Furthermore property values in sustainable communities appear to increase at a greater rate over time than their conventional counterparts, making them a more attractive investment for buyers.

Urban Land Interview on Green Urbanism

Urban Land - May 2007 - Feature

“‘Try it, you’ll like it’ is better than ‘Do this even though it hurts because it’s good for the planet.’”

The Green Quotient

Q&A with Hank Dittmar

John Norquist Speaks in Glasgow

Rethink needed on Clyde regeneration, says US expert
Glasgow Herald
GERRY BRAIDEN March 13 2007
The vision for the regeneration of the Clyde will need to be re-worked if it's not to become an opportunity lost, a leading US expert in urban renewal has warned.

A Speech by HRH The Prince of Wales to the British Home Builders Federation

A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales to mark a joint initiative between The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment and the Home Builders Federation, Shoreditch, London

1st February 2007
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so glad that you could join me today.

Telegraph article on Cul de sacs & Prince's Foundation


Charles backs plans to cull the cul-de-sac

Daily Telegraph, England
By Matthew Moore and PA
Last Updated: 2:32am GMT 12/02/2007