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10.9.18 – RIBA seminar on green infrastructure and urban greening

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Last week, Koru’s director Mark attended a RIBA seminar on urban greening and how to integrate green infrastructure elements. Koru Architects is a research-based practice and as such we believe strongly in continuous study and keeping up-to-date on recent trends

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17.7.18 – Koru attends Brighton & Hove Planning Agents Forum AGM

Koru Architect Issi attended Brighton & Hove Planning Agents Forum AGM yesterday. The Planning Agents Forum (PAF) consists of agents who regularly submit planning applications to the City Council. The PAF meets with members of the Local Planning Authority (LPA) on a

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Vision10: putting digital at the heart of a low-carbon energy revolution

We recently attended Vision10’s ‘Putting digital at the heart of a low-carbon energy revolution’ event at the House of Commons, Westminster. Six inspiring speakers discussed the potential positive impact of, as the title reads, putting digital at the heart of

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Tour of Tangmere Solar Farm

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How can local government cut carbon emissions and boost the green economy? One option is to directly build solar farms, like the Tangmere Solar Farm our marketing officer Tegan Tallullah visited today. Organised by Sustainable Business Partnership, the event consisted of

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‘Building Places That Work For Everyone’ Report Launch

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With the right combination of industry expertise, community engagement and a clear steer from government, we can build places that work for everyone. That’s the headline message of the UK Green Building Council’s new report: Building Places That Work For

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11 high-impact green building trends to watch in 2017

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It’s that time of year when we all take stock and look towards the year ahead, making predictions and educated guesses about how the next 12 months will play out. So we got our heads together in the Koru Architects

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Does the housing crisis threaten human rights?

Everyone needs a home to call their own. It’s a common need that people of all backgrounds share. A decent home is certainly something that every one of us wants and needs, but is it something we have a right

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The Housing Bill: more political than practical

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In 2016, affordable housing is clearly a national priority. But will the Housing Bill help? According to Shelter, 1.8 million British families are on waiting lists to get council housing, and 41,000 families with children were homeless this Christmas, hopping

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