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Tech landscape: Taming the wind in the City of London

Words: Simon Wicks

Clusters of tall buildings create windy microclimates that can make life at ground level unbearable. Award-winning guidelines produced by the City of London aim to make street life more pleasant in the City, writes Simon Wicks

“There’s a spectrum,” explains Gwyn Richards, of the impact tall buildings can have on wind conditions in urban areas. “The worst is an issue that happened in Leeds, which is a fatality for a cyclist or a pedestrian where they get pushed into a vehicle. That’s totally unacceptable.”“But,” the City of London’s interim head of planning continues, “it goes right down to the places that we want........
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