Why are there so few tall buildings in the UK?

Recently, a 305m tulip tower with leisure, tourist and education facilities has obtained planning approval by the City of London Corporation. The proposed scheme will be located on 20 Bury Street, beside the Gherkin Tower and other tall buildings. Locally in Newcastle, a 82m tall building proposal in Rutherford Street has granted permission back in…
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Comment to “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being” (in Urban Environment) by Laura Ovideo Matos

I’m passionate about the theme of Health in Urban Design, and would like to take the opportunity to thank you, Laura, for a fascinating post ‘Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being‘. The built environment, at all scales, from buildings to whole cities, affects the quality of life, Health and Well-being (Elizabeth, B., et al;…
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Comment to “Streets as Places” by Laura Ovideo Matos

Thank you, Laura, for your post ‘Streets as Places‘. I am very interested in finding different ways of solving problems connected with transport, also in design and use of roads and public spaces. As mentioned in the post, the growing number of cars causes the increase of number of roads. In my opinion, one of…
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