Sanhe Metro Station
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02/12/2013

Large-scale urban development, the creation of new cities, urban extensions and their associated infrastructures, presents numerous challenges. At Happold Consulting we subscribe firmly to the belief that sustainable urb

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10/04/2014

Buro Happold as part of the consortium around KCAP Architects&Planners is selected as one of 3 finalists in the competition for the International Financial Center (IFC) in Moscow.

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Old clothes: where does it all go?
Happold Consulting

Blog

19/03/2014

Have you ever wondered what happens to the old clothes that you drop off at the local charity shop, or clothes recycling bins? Ever looked at a torn item of clothing and thought “that’s not going to be useful to anyone” a

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WRAP - Copyright Klaci
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Project

17/03/2014

From previous studies, WRAP has identified that there is a significant volume of textile arisings which are currently going to energy from waste or landfill, which might instead be reused

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Happold Consulting

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14/03/2014

On 20 March, the final conference of the BeMobility 2.0 project took place. The Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ) was inviting sponsors and...

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BeMobility

Video

03/03/2014

See how BeMobility offers mobility solutions now and for the future.

Philip Bates
Buro Happold

Blog

10/12/2013

Last week the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan, and to celebrate the event we will be posting a series of blogs on different aspects of the plan. The aim is not to provide a definitive summary...

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Happold Consulting

News

04/12/2013

In a recent article published on CNN, Happold Consulting's Kate Ascher discusses how technology may hold the key to improve safety for the USA's train systems. To read the full article, click <link...

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Happold Consulting

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29/11/2013

This November Jochen Rabe and Thomas Kraubitz from Happold Consulting presented the regional development plan for Russia's Kama Tri-City region in Berezniki, to representatives of the federal and regional governments. The...

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Happold Consulting host IED event
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Blog

11/10/2013

The state of London’s housing market was the big topic of interest at an event hosted by Happold Consulting last Tuesday 8th October. Brought together under the banner of the Institute of Economic Development (IED), a highly...

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One Hyde Park, one of London's most expensive buildings, under construction in may 2010 (copyright Wikimedia Images)
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Blog

03/10/2013

Attempts to stimulate large scale house building and house buying in London are at best unfeasible and at worst dangerous argues Happold Consulting's...

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Berlin by night - Copyright Lianem (123RF)
Happold Consulting

Blog

30/09/2013

Re-unification and the decision to re-establish Berlin as Germany’s capital has created competing visions for its future. Some envisioned Berlin as another key hub for the European or global economy, able to compete successfully...

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Happold Consulting

Blog

19/09/2013

Much like the market itself, stories about the affordability of London homes have been bubbling away over the last 18 months, reaching a crescendo over recent weeks. Reports point to the ever-widening gulf between London and the...

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Ine Steenmans
Happold Consulting

Blog

13/09/2013

Ine Steenmans is a Buro Happold sponsored EngD researcher at the Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience, University College London. In building cities for the future, we strive for infrastructure that is...

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Jim Coleman
Happold Consulting

Blog

21/08/2013

When managed successfully, access to natural or mineral resources can drive a region’s economy. However, it is important to address some possible downsides. A number of economic and social problems can potentially arise if...

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Kuwait Towers, copyright Wikimedia Commons
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News

07/08/2013

Happold Consulting, the strategic management consultancy arm of Buro Happold, working in partnership with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), Gulf Consult and DLA Piper, has won a prestigious 12 month appointment to support...

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Buro Happold

Blog

05/08/2013

For those unfamiliar with the acronym, 3BL stands for the Triple Bottom Line (or people, planet and profit). It captures a spectrum of values and criteria for measuring success: economic, ecological, and social. ...

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Happold Consulting

Blog

25/07/2013

Detroit is in the news again. Some would say for more of the wrong reasons. The legal process around the recently announced filing for Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcy will likely continue for some months. Some argue that this is...

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Moscow Agglomeration View of the Development to the South-west (copyright Andrei Chernikov Architectural Studio)
Happold Consulting

Project

10/07/2013

The city of Moscow is experiencing a period of rapid population growth; over the last decade the population has risen from 8 million to over 11 million. This growth has mainly been caused by high levels of both internal and...

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Kurskiy Station Redevelopment View from the interior concourse (copyright Weston Williamson)
Happold Consulting

Project

10/07/2013

Kurskiy Station is a major rail interchange in Moscow providing links to suburban, long distance and metro trains, with road access facilitated by its position on the city’s Garden Ring road. The station was established in the...

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Sanhe Station Masterplan - View of one of the neighbourhood centres
Happold Consulting

Project

05/07/2013

The extension of Chengdu Metro Line 3 to the north east of the city brings with it opportunities to connect Xindu District to the centre of Chengdu, and act as a catalyst for growth in this emerging area of the city.

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TRACE City energy thumbnail
Happold Consulting

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19/06/2013

Consideration of the efficiency of energy use at the city-scale can present budget constrained cities with a significant opportunity to respond to their energy needs without sacrificing their development priorities. The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management and Assistance Programme recognised that for city authorities to successfully identify appropriate and feasible energy efficiency interventions, they need new and practical tools that inform the underpinning decision-making processes. Looking to catalyse more rapid understanding of city-scale energy use issues and appropriate responses, the World Bank commissioned Happold Consulting to develop a Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE).

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Rio+20
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13/06/2013

Buro Happold organises and co-sponsors United Nations (UN) high level dialogue on implementing Rio+20 decisions on Sustainable Cities and Transport

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Happold Consulting

Project

04/04/2013

Working closely with architects John Thompson and Partners, we prepared a detailed economic and spatial strategy to support a masterplan for the redevelopment of Dalian’s eastern coastal periphery. The proposed redevelopment, adjacent to the CBD of Dalian City, is substantial in scale incorporating former docks, shipyards, commercial zones, areas of natural beauty and a large petrochemical plant. The economic study involved significant data collection, analysis and interpretation of primary and secondary data sources, in order to best appraise alternative uses for the site.

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10/01/2013

Wednesday (9th January 2013) saw the launch of the new strategic framework plan for Detroit, Detroit Future City, marking the culmination of a key three year role for Happold Consulting in the Detroit Works Project Long Term...

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Happold Consulting

Project

22/11/2012

The Kama Tri-City region is one of the major industrial centres in Russia. It sits upon 30% of the world’s potash resources, a key fertiliser, and also holds metals, oil and gas reserves. It should be a buoyant area. All the major businesses together with new players have plans for expansion. Instead it is suffering from a declining working-age population and increasing proportion of elderly residents.

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Happold Consulting

Project

15/11/2012

Ad’Diriyyah represents a series of stunning historic oasis settlements situated in Wadi Hanifah, itself an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. The site is both the location for the founding of modern Saudi Arabia as well as the birth of the Wahab school of Islam (the “Oneness Movement”).

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Happold Consulting

Project

15/11/2012

Jeddah is facing the challenge of sustainably managing its growth for the coming 20 years. During this period, the city will be required to create nearly 1.2 million new jobs and develop around 50,000 new homes per every year.

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Happold Consulting

Project

13/08/2012

Detroit’s economic and population decline, driven by changes in the US auto and wider manufacturing industry, is a globally recognized story - as are the social, employment and urban consequences for those who remain in the city. Less well known is the tangible economic resurgence that has already started in the city.: new New sectors of the economy are emerging that provide job opportunities for Detroiters and attract new residents to the city. This resurgence is fragile – it will happen against the backdrop of a continued fall in the population until at least 2020 and highly constrained city budgets. Reorganizing the city’s systems and healing the environment are critical to facilitating these changes. The city’s government, civic and business leaders, and its residents face big decisions regarding how best to respond to the challenge of providing more effective systems at reduced costs and an enhanced environment for the evolving city.

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Happold Consulting is a practice of problem solvers working in the built and natural environment tackling the hardest issues that are most relevant to buildings, cities and strategic plans.

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