Portugal SB07 Sustainable Construction Materials and Practices

disused railway viaducts and abandoned railway yards back into productive use and upgrades property that otherwise ... The East London Line will also provide a major benefit in 2012, by providing improved rail connections to the Olympic ...

Portugal SB07 Sustainable Construction  Materials and Practices

The construction industry is a vibrant and active industry. The building sector is responsible for creating, modifying and improving the living environment of humanity. This volume presents solutions that facilitate and promote the adoption of policies, methods and tools to accelerate the movement towards a global sustainable built environment.

London s Historic Railway Stations Through Time

If Victoria had a split personality, then it is fair to say that Blackfriars had multiple personality issues as the name of the station and its associated bridge has been shifted around over the years. (The old and new aerial ...

London s Historic Railway Stations Through Time

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the capital’s major railway stations have changed and developed over the years.

London s Great Railway Stations

Left below The last year of steam at Marylebone: the 14.38 'semi-fast' to Nottingham departs in January 1966. Nine months later, the Great Central main line closed completely north of Aylesbury. Cutler to Sheffield and the South ...

London s Great Railway Stations

A lavish photographic history of the main railway stations of London for transport buffs and anyone interested in the rich history of London. London has more mainline railway stations than any other city in the world and many of them are amongst its grandest architectural monuments. Its earliest terminals opened in the late 1830s when lines between the capital and the regions were built in the first railway boom. The original station at London Bridge, the capital's first passenger terminus, was opened in December 1836, six months before Queen Victoria came to the throne. The last main line to London, the Great Central Railway to Marylebone, was opened in March 1899, two years before Victoria died. Ever since they originally opened, these stations have been at heart of London life and activity and have dominated the architectural landscape. Many are now in the midst of major reconstructions and are the centrepieces for the transformation of whole swathes of London, from Paddington to King's Cross. This comprehensive story combines a historical overview, archive illustrations and specially commissioned photography, covering the origins of the earliest stations up to the latest reconstructions and renovations. Written by the foremost expert Oliver Green, this is an essential gift for anyone interested in the history of London and its transport.

The World s Carriers and Carrying Trades Review

Railway into Road A length of abandoned railway line is to be used for a new “ flyunder ” junction as part of the modernisation of a further oneand - a - half miles of the Great North Road ( A . 1 ) in Huntingdonshire .

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London s Lost Power Stations and Gasworks

It was a project started when Britain was under a Conservative government led by John Major, with Michael Heseltine spearheading an initiative to convert the abandoned peninsula for new commercial use. It was an area chosen over several ...

London s Lost Power Stations and Gasworks

Many of London’s original power stations have either been demolished, converted for other use, or stand derelict awaiting redevelopment that is seemingly always just out of reach. However, in their prime these mighty ‘cathedrals of power’ played a vital role in London’s journey towards becoming the world’s most important city. Gasworks also played a key role, built in the Victorian era to manufacture gas for industry and the people, before later falling out of favour once natural gas was discovered in the North Sea. London’s Lost Power Stations and Gasworks looks at the history of these great places. Famous sites that are still standing today, such as those at Battersea and Bankside (now the Tate Modern gallery), are covered in detail, but so are the previously untold stories of long-demolished and forgotten sites. Appealing to anyone with even the slightest interest in London, derelict buildings or urban exploring, this book uses London’s power supply as the starting point for a fascinating hidden history of Britain’s capital, and of the more general development of cities from the era of industrialisation to the present day.

London s Underground

Many more were taken to railway stations outside central London, such as Ealing Broadway and New Barnet, to relieve ... Brompton Road Tube station on the Piccadilly line, which had been closed to passengers since 1934, was sold to the ...

London s Underground

It is impossible to imagine London without the Tube: the beating heart of the city, the Underground shuttles over a billion passengers each year below its busy streets and across its leafy suburbs. The distinctive roundel, colour-coded maps and Johnston typeface have become design classics, recognised and imitated worldwide. Opening in 1863, the first sections were operated by steam engines, yet throughout its long history the Tube has been at the forefront of contemporary design, pioneering building techniques, electrical trains and escalators, and business planning. Architects such as Leslie W. Green and Charles Holden developed a distinctively English version of Modernism, and the latest stations for the Jubilee line extension, Overground and Elizabeth line carry this aesthetic forward into the twenty-first century. In this major work published in association with Transport for London, Tube expert Oliver Green traces the history of the Underground, following its troubles and triumphs, its wartime and peacetime work, and the essential part it has played in shaping London’s economy, geography, tourism and identity. Specially commissioned photography by Benjamin Graham (UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017) brings the story to life in vivid portraits of London Underground’s stations, tunnels and trains.

Mindful London

Turn left on Crescent Wood Road and walk for about half a kilometre to reach the entrance to Sydenham Hill Wood. The woodland walk follows a disused railway line which has left romantic remnants including a tunnel and a raised ...

Mindful London

Mindful London invites you to slow down, wake up and be present to the everyday in a more meaningful way, in one of the world’s greatest cities. For Londoners and visitors looking to enhance their experience of the city, and for those curious about mindfulness, this is your essential guide. Features quiet and peaceful places to retreat to in the middle of the chaos, from the silence and sanctuary of libraries, museums and churches to the rejuvenating influence of nature found in London’s myriad green spaces and waterways. Includes suggestions for things to do that will help you de-stress and re-energise, from yoga and tai chi to wild swimming and other more restorative forms of exercise, to mindful ways to appreciate London’s architecture, art and music, as well as the city’s more informal sights and sounds. However, mindfulness is really all about being more present, awake and aware in all elements of our daily lives. At the core of this book you will find simple mindfulness exercises, reflections and reminders that are easy to incorporate into your busy day: on the Tube, bus or walking to work, while eating a quick lunch, working out at the gym, waiting in a queue or at the red light. Mindful London is the secret to living a more balanced life in the big city. Features: – The best green spaces, waterways and wildlife, and the importance of nature to mindful city living – How to take a fresh look at art and notice the city’s everyday architectural details – Exercises for mindful commuting, whether you are on the bus, the train or walking to work – Peaceful interiors, hideaways and sanctuaries – Mindful listening, from music to the sounds of the city – Yoga, tai chi, mindful running, wild swimming and other forms of mindful movement – Practical mindfulness techniques to try throughout and a guide to mindfulness and meditation centres, groups, events and courses

Surrey Railway Stations Through Time

An Pryer, G. A. & Historical Survey of Selected Southern Stations, Bowring, G.J., Volume 1 (Poole, 1980) Smith, ... in Midhurst: London Suburban RailwaysLines around Wimbledon, 1996; Country Railway Routes – Croydon, Woodside to East ...

Surrey Railway Stations Through Time

Douglas D'Enno explores the history of Surrey's railway stations.

Personal Passenger Safety in Railway Stations

Investment in retail, catering and commercial facilities at and adjacent to stations can increase their use and reduces the cost ... Abandoned, vandalised and derelict structures are seen as threatening and should therefore be removed.

Personal Passenger Safety in Railway Stations

Personal passenger safety in railway Stations : Oral and written evidence, oral evidence taken on Wednesday 19 April 2006

Britain s 100 Best Railway Stations

Trains from London to Sir William Tite's extant but disused Southampton terminus arrived in 1840–1. Of the same date is the colonnaded terminus at Gosport, built to serve Portsmouth, when the navy refused 'on security grounds' to allow ...

Britain s 100 Best Railway Stations

Discover the architectural gems that are Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations in this Sunday Times top 10 bestseller 'This is a cracker . . . a beautiful book' Chris Evans It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture. And yet so little do we look at the railway station. Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of Great Britain, from Waterloo to Wemyss Bay, Betws-y-Coed to Beverley, to select his hundred best railway stations. Blending his usual insight and authority with his personal reflections and experiences - including his founding the Railway Heritage Trust - the foremost expert on our national heritage deftly reveals the history, geography, design and significance of each of these glories. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of our social history shows the station's role in the national imagination; champions the engineers, architects and rival companies that made them possible; and tells the story behind the triumphs and follies of these very British creations. These are the marvellous, often undersung places that link our nation, celebrated like never before. 'However spectacular the book's photographs, it's the author's prowess as a phrase-maker that keeps you turning the pages' The Times 'An uplifting exploration of our social history' Guardian

London s Historic Railway Terminal Stations

The problem was that the old bridge across the Thames began to subside, enough for cracks to appear in the superstructure. ... Railway got to put 'London' in front of its name by getting to Nine Elms and constructing a stylish station.

London s Historic Railway Terminal Stations

This book covers in pictures, the history and development of London's main terminal stations, looking at the stations through the lens of photographers from Victorian and Edwardian times through to the modern era. The main terminal stations in London have changed greatly in the last 150 years, this volume seeks through pictures to capture the spirit of those changes, showing the often interesting and colorful history of these great and often beautiful structures, that are an important part of our railway heritage.

The Public Wealth of Cities

of London, but by the late twentieth century the area, known as the railway lands, had devolved to disused buildings, ... connecting Paris and London, from Waterloo Station to the St. Pancras railway station, next door to King's Cross, ...

The Public Wealth of Cities

How to leverage existing resources to meet the current and future needs of cities Crumbling streets and bridges. Poorly performing schools and inadequate social services. These are common complaints in cities, which too often struggle just to keep the lights on, much less make the long-term investments necessary for future generations. It doesn’t have to be this way. This book by two internationally recognized experts in public finance describes a new way of restoring economic vitality and financial stability to cities, using steps that already have been proven remarkably successful. The key is unlocking social, human, and economic wealth that cities already own but is out of sight—or “hidden.” A focus on existing public wealth helps to shift attention and resources from short-term spending to longer-term investments that can vastly raise the quality of life for many generations of urban residents. A crucial first step is to understand a city’s balance sheet—too few cities comprehend how valuable a working tool this can be. With this in hand, taxpayers, politicians, and investors can better recognize the long-term consequences of political decisions and make choices that mobilize real returns rather than rely on more taxes, debt, or austerity. Another hidden asset is real estate. Even poor cities own large swathes of poorly utilized land, or they control underperforming utilities and other commercial assets. Most cities could more than double their investments with smarter use of these commercial assets. Managing the city’s assets smartly through the authors’ proposed Urban Wealth Funds—at arm’s-length from short-term political influence—will enable cities to ramp up much needed infrastructure investments.

The Responsible Investor Handbook

The site is served directly by six London Underground lines, two national mainline train stations, and an international high-speed rail connecting to Paris. Spanning a ... site of disused railway lands in central London, King's Cross is ...

The Responsible Investor Handbook

For decades, workers’ capital stewards have invested wisely to provide a secure retirement for millions of people around the world. This money – our money – represents an enormous share of economic and capital market wealth. It has seeded and grown innumerable innovative industries that have had far-reaching impacts. However, the 2008 financial crisis has seriously threatened these trusted assets and drained away prosperity.In response, a growing number of investors are moving towards responsible investment policies and strategies, addressing the rising expectations of consumers and benefiting from the financial advantages such strategies bring. Everyday citizens now want to see their investments not only do well, but do good. But, what constitutes responsible investment, and how can it be undertaken in practice? What is the impact of responsible investment strategies on investment performance? How can trustees, managers and advisors implement these strategies in line with their fiduciary responsibilities? How can plan trustees and staff members convince all stakeholders of the need to invest in resilient growth?The Responsible Investor Handbook, commissioned by the AFL-CIO and global progressive investors, is a lay-friendly “how-to” manual, sharing the best in responsible investment practice with capital stewards and other policy leaders who want to do the right thing with our common wealth.This invaluable toolkit enables readers to: Understand the pioneering role of workers’ capital in building infrastructure and vital services Devise a responsible investment strategy Select and monitor service providers Bring on board stakeholders with conflicting interests Avoid short-termism The Responsible Investor Handbook is the first book devoted to aligning the long-term investment priorities of working people with capital stewards and the financial complex that manages their assets. It is an essential read for trustees and capital stewards seeking the positive outcomes of a responsible investment strategy; pension and institutional investors looking to realign their strategies with the interests of workers and citizens; and any professional seeking a better understanding of the importance of responsible investment and its impact on capital markets.

The Railway Times

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Geography of Education

A limited number of such islands in the Community stand out from the rest: Greater London, Rotterdam/Amsterdam, ... of a research and development hub on disused railway land adjacent to King's Cross and St Pancras railway stations.

Geography of Education

Geography of Education sets out the scope of this emergent, interdisciplinary field. It illustrates the essential affinity of geographical and educational studies, by emphasising the geographical factors influencing formal education systems and other forms of knowledge transfer. Colin Brock begins by arguing the theoretical synergy that exists between the nature of both geography and educational studies as disciplines. This is then exemplified by an analysis of the emergence of systems of schooling under the influence of religious, political and economic forces. The author also considers informal and non-formal modes of education, and argues that the huge diversity of such provision creates a rich resource for research into geographies of education. In the final chapters the author turns his attention to the role of cyberspace, which has its own geography, in learning, and considers education as a form of humanitarian response to issues of environmental sustainability. By bringing together a wide range of themes and topics relating to both education and geography, Colin Brock argues that the geographical approach should inform the evolution of all types of educational provision around the world.

Railway Times

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Michelin Green Guide London

His grandson Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880–1960) proved himself to be a far more sensitive and inspired product of the ... and within London's mainline railway stations and disused markets (Billingsgate, Spitalfields) and power stations ...

Michelin Green Guide London

This eBook version of the Green Guide London by Michelin features the best of the city’s varied cultural character, top attractions, shopping and eating-places. Star-rated attractions, color photographs, maps and an expanded Central London Museums section allow travelers to plan their trip carefully or be spontaneous. Explore the city’s hidden corners on a walking tour, take in the view from Greenwich Observatory, or head out of town to Windsor Castle or Wimbledon. Wherever you go, Michelin's celebrated star-rating system makes sure you see the best.

Evening Standard London Pub Bar Guide 1999 S S Int

You go down a few steps to the old bar , which is much as it was before the bombing , small , homely , old fashioned . ... Strongbow Wheelchair access to venue NEAREST RAILWAY STATIONS Kew Bridge , Gunnersbury CITY PAGE 2a Suffolk Lane ...

Evening Standard London Pub Bar Guide 1999 S S Int

This is a comprehensive guide to drinking in London, with over 700 reviews of pubs, bars and wine bars. It also unearths some unexpected aspects of London life.

Bradshaw s railway almanack directory shareholders guide and manual

New Cross is the point at which the East London connects with the railways from London Bridge to Brighton and ... to run the East Landon trains beyond the station at Old Kent Rosd , and towards the close of the hearing of this case they ...

Bradshaw s railway almanack  directory  shareholders  guide  and manual