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Friday, March 31, 2006
The iPad, and other Friday links
I love the idea of the iPad microflat but in reality it might be a bit grim, given it's being developed by housebuilder Barratt. Not as beautiful as the classic mini-flats at Lawn Road, featured in the AJ today. How much I would love to live there...

Gordon Brown and Ruth Kelly just love the construction skills academy at the Battersea Power station site (a joint venture between developers Parkview International, their construction manager Bovis Lend Lease, the Learning and Skills Council and Lambeth College).

Lingham Court in Stockwell wins a prize for being innovative regarding cross-subsidy. It's already won a Housing Design Award for its design last year.

Final allocation announce for £135m to go into making our planners work harder, or better, or to hire more of them, or something. But guaranteed, everyone will still be complaining about them in a year's time. Especially as weirdly, the ones who get the most money are the one's who've already improved the most. A bit like the way they give successful schools the most money and threaten the failing ones with closure, which I always thought was dead logical.

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