The Library of Birmingham was opened in 2013 and was designed to ‘rewrite the book’ on libraries. As well as traditional reading rooms, the library offers a health and wellbeing facility where people can people can borrow books … Read full article
We can all be charged with shying away from ‘data.’ As planners, developers, council officers and consumers, we all know that there are vast possibilities for data and that great leaps are being made in the technology that collects it beneath our very noses. Yet many of us do not … Read full article
San Jose City Hall first opened in 2005 and is one of the older developments in our civic centre series. Despite this it remains relevant as a result of its role as a community facility and architectural credentials.
According to San Jose City Council, “the City Hall was thoughtfully planned … Read full article
‘More than a City Hall: a social milieu, a meeting point, a cultural centre…’
Over the next few weeks Future Councils will be featuring some of the best civic centres from around the world. Some you will have heard of and others we hope to surprise you with. The first … Read full article
Very often it is local government that has the most say in shaping the areas that we live in. This area of the website looks at the role councils have in place making, innovation and how they lead by example with exciting new civic structures. We will also be looking … Read full article