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Podcast: Tracks of my tyres

Colm Lacey (Soft Cities) talks to David Taylor and Toby Fox of Velocity Magazine (https://velocitymagazine.co.uk) about housing, bikes, and taking things apart and trying to

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Podcast: Future Proofing Housing

First published in the Resi Happy Homes podcast, 07/08/20 – https://resi.co.uk/happy_homes_podcast. When it comes to future-proofing your home, it’s not all about the smart tech!

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Adapting to life under lockdown

First published in Housing Today, 29/04/20 – https://www.housingtoday.co.uk/comment/how-brick-by-brick-is-adapting-to-life-under-lockdown/5105765.article. Well to put it mildly, these are challenging times for housing. No sooner had had the Gordian

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Developers, we have an image problem

First published in The Developer, 28/02/19 – https://www.thedeveloper.live/opinion/opinion/developers-we-have-an-image-problem. The public don’t trust, or indeed respect, developers and this is negatively impacting urban discourse, writes Colm

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Grenfell – a question of trust?

First published in Building Magazine, 09/11/18 – https://www.building.co.uk/comment/grenfell-a-question-of-trust/5096447.article. If the Grenfell fire teaches us one thing, says Colm Lacey, it is that the construction and

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My kind of town: Colm Lacey

First published in Architecture Today, February 2016 – www.architecturetoday.co.uk. I left North Dublin for East London a long time ago. I left for love, thinking

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Why we set up our own architectural practice

First published in Architects Journal 28/10/15 – https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/opinion/croydon-councils-colm-lacey-why-we-set-up-our-own-architectural-practice. Colm Lacey, director of development at Croydon Council, says the authority’s new in-house architectural practice will share

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Local authorities are becoming a far more intelligent client

First published in The Architects Journal, 18 March 2015 – www.architectsjournal.co.uk/practice/croydons-colm-lacey-local-authorities-are-becoming-a-far-more-intelligent-client Colm Lacey, director of development at Croydon Council, outlines plans for delivering major public

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