There is a paradox at the heart of urban planning. Property developers, planners and consultants alike talk of the need to “plan for the future” and design schemes which last for generations. But why are the beneficiaries of such developments frequently the last to be consulted?
“We are now in danger of an epidemic hitting the UK”. Recent words from Deputy Chief Executive, Duncan Stephenson, of the Royal Society for Public Health after the numbers of people in England using addictive prescribed medicines were revealed for the first time.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, was incredible to watch as she powered over the finish line to win gold in 10.71 seconds. However, for me at least, what was truly remarkable came afterwards.
Measurement and evaluation