Kate Symington

11 Flips | 3 Magazines | @KateSymington | Keep up with Kate Symington on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kate Symington”

More rent than pay a mortgage: the Tory dream for London has crashed and burned

The capital is now a city of tenants, proof that the Thatcherite property hegemony has had its day<p>Politics often lags behind reality. But when the two get too badly out of sync, what’s produced is disaster. For proof, look at the catastrophe that is housing in London. We are in the final straight …

Housing

Articles about awesome parks created abandoned railways and waterways on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks the prefab mold.<p>I was zipping about online recently and came across the sustainability-minded Swedes behind the charming product design firm...<p>Albert Park House is a minimal home located in Melbourne, Australia, designed by …

San Francisco

How Neighborhood Trees Improve Public Health

Alex Hutchinson writes of the larger implications of a new study published by the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i> into the nature of the therapeutic …

Research

Putting the Public in the Right of Way: Streets as Urban Open Space

American cities are in the midst of a remarkable turnaround as urban living is growing more popular with young adults. This shift in preference is by …

Urban Design

Protected Blog › Log in

• A WordPress.com account. Don’t have an account? All you need is an email address and password — register here!<br>• Permission from the site owner. Once …

Greenpeace opens fracking site in Parliament Square as Cuadrilla inquiry begins

Greenpeace install lifelike ten-metre fracking rig and drill at Parliament Square as inquiry opens into Cuadrilla fracking plans in Lancashire<p>Anti-fracking campaigners Greenpeace have installed a ten-metre high mock drilling rig in Parliament Square, in protest at the Government's support for the …

Oil & Gas Industry

CORRECTED-UK failing to learn U.S. lessons on fracking waste water

The authors make the following clarification regarding the original blog:<p>The earlier version incorrectly implied that Third Energy’s ongoing planning …

Oil & Gas Industry

Got Science? Will Oklahoma Finally Get Serious About Fracking-Related Earthquakes in 2016?

<i>credit: U.S. Geological Survey/photo by Brian Sherrod</i><p>For years, Oklahoman homes and nerves have been rattled by a series of ever-more-frequent earthquakes: in 2015 alone, 857 earthquakes in the state registered 3.0 or more on the Richter scale. Today, it's not just homes being shaken up. Public …

Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes, But How It Happens Is A Mystery: Scientists

A record-breaking earthquake this week in the middle of an Alberta oilfield heavily subject to hydraulic fracking is one of a growing number of such …

Oil & Gas Industry

Casualty of Cities’ Resurgence: The Suburban Offices Left Behind

As more U.S. companies move their headquarters to urban areas, landlords and local officials are often at odds over what to do with empty campuses<p>Companies from General Electric to Weyerhaeuser are pulling their headquarters out of leafy suburban campuses and moving to downtown high-rises, giving …

Urban Design