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It is perhaps not surprising that the Scottish Government’s response to Malcolm Fraser’s Town Centre recommendations is short on on easy answers, as the problems it tackles are quite complex – some say irresolvable, but it is commendably brief.
The predictable rhetoric is all there in the Minister’s opening remarks:- ”all directorates have been actively engaged, [...]
Not long ago the council pointlessly erected new signs, to the Police Station and to make us all aware of the new crossings, as if the reflective plastic coatings on the belishas themselves wasn’t insulting enough.
And now the pole is gone. It came down in the night, sometime last week. When asked by our diligent [...]
Can participation in design deliver a better public realm? I doubt it. This conflicts with my political and democratic instincts which incline towards allowing non-experts some say in decisions about the public realm, but I draw the line when it comes to design.
There is plenty written on why participation is a good thing, yes. But [...]
Those in the know, will have heard of the special relationship that exists between Dunbar’s Abbey Church and its big sister the Bedlam Church in nearby Edinburgh, both built in the mid 1800s by the architect Thomas Hamilton for the Free Church. More elegant and refined, and altogether much better loved, Bedlam is looking smarter than ever, as [...]