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Valuing Nature Placements – deadline 30 Jan 2017

Researchers are invited to apply to work for up to four months on topics in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting.  There is £130,000 available to support these Valuing Nature placements.   Valuing Nature wishes to improve understanding of the value of nature in economic and non-economic terms, and the use of these valuations in… Read More

Consortium appointed for the Lower Thames Crossing project

Design firm Arcadis along with engineers CH2M and Cowi have together won a technical and environmental support contract as part of a £5 billion infrastructure project linking Essex and Kent by a tunnel under the lower Thames. Highways England has appointed this joint venture, working under the name LTC Cascade, to provide technical support for… Read More

MOLA offers the public a free app to record at-risk archaeology

Museum of London Archaeology is offering Londoners a free app to help it locate vulnerable archaeology along the Thames. Mola says: “With nothing more than the phone in your pocket, you can explore and record at-risk archaeology along the Thames estuary on the go, dating from pre-historic times to the present! Smart phones and tablets are… Read More

Havering wins £1.3m Lottery funds to improve landscape

The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme has been granted £1.3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve the quality of the  landscape and cultural heritage around Havering, the outer London borough that cleaves to the M25 in the east. Romford is its principle town along with Rainham, Upminister and Hornchurch.  The scheme,… Read More

Thames housing associations merge

L&Q and East Thames housing associations have merged, writes Property Week.com, and the merged organisation, named L&Q, now has 90,000 homes, and owns and manages a £22bn housing portfolio. It has also agreed a £2.6bn refinance package. One of the signature projects of the new  L&Q is the 443-acre Barking Riverside, working in tandem with the… Read More

Natural catchment measures can mitigate flooding

Natural catchment measures need to play bigger role in flood prevention, MPs urge The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has urged the government to use more natural measures in flood prevention, such as catchment measures and creating floodplains. Full report. Following the publication of the report the Government committed to spending £15 million on… Read More

New pier at London Brackfriars

A new pier has been constructed following challenging construction work in the River Thames. Tideway built the new Blackfriars pier so Londoners can access the embankment while work to construct the tunnel goes on nearby. The ‘super sewer’  will ensure that London’s Victorian sewerage network can meet the demands of a rapidly growing population for… Read More

Valerie Shawcross, deputy mayor for transport GLA, answers strategy questions

Provider of events in infrastructure, planning, maritime and related areas, Waterfront Conference Company, interviewed Valerie Shawcross, deputy mayor for transport at the Greater London Authority about London’s transport strategy. The long interview was organised ahead of Waterfront’s Transport-led Development in London and the South East conference on January 17th, 2017, in which Valerie Shawcross will… Read More

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