Posts Tagged ‘London’

What Can D.C. Learn From European Building Heights?

Last night, the National Capital Planning Commission hosted a panel on building heights in European cities. It wasn't purely an academic exercise; NCPC has been charged with studying potential changes to the 1910 Height Act that restricts building heights in the District.
Panel moderator Gary Hack, professor emeritus of city and regional planning at the University of [...]

Steven Chu Wants Everyone to Get a White Roof

White roofs sure do appear lovely in the hills of Greece or Spain. But it's hard to imagine that same look working in Shaw, Capitol Hill, or (insert most other D.C. neighborhoods here.)
Nonetheless, US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu was out yesterday in London extolling the virtues of white pavements, lighter car exteriors, and white [...]