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Old 02-02-2012, 05:06 PM
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The Prince of Wales has delivered a lecture on civil engineering and sustainability at
the Institution of Civil Engineering and Halcrow event in London, February 2, 2012.

Here's a link to his speech!


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Old 02-12-2013, 12:00 PM
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The Prince of Wales toured 'Highbury Gardens' (a residential development completed with the help of The Prince's Foundation for Building Community) and met residents at Highbury Gardens, Islington, London today, February 12, 2013.

The pics with the girl are cute and funny, especially number 2 and 5:



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That little girl is very cute.
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Very nice pictures.
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The Prince of Wales toured 'Highbury Gardens' (a residential development completed with the help of The Prince's Foundation for Building Community) and met residents at Highbury Gardens, Islington, London today, February 12, 2013.

The pics with the girl are cute and funny, especially number 2 and 5:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 **



** insidehousing.co.uk: Prince Charles tours housing development **


** 24dash.com: Home run for First Base as Charles visits SHG/HCA development **
I love the sight of His Highness in a little girl's room. He seems so at ease, and comfortable. The girl seems quite happy to show off her room as well. Absolutely delightful.
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[QUOTE=iceflower;1516109].

The Prince of Wales toured 'Highbury Gardens' (a residential development completed with the help of The Prince's Foundation for Building Community) and met residents at Highbury Gardens, Islington, London today, February 12, 2013.

The pics with the girl are cute and funny, especially number 2 and 5:

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 ** /QUOTE]

He broke the knob on that bed! Too funny. That little girl is quite plucky. I love Pic 7, where the two of them are having such a thoughtful conversation, both equally serious.

People on ths forum have blasted me for saying this before - but Charles is way less serious now than in the past. He has grown. There are photos from the Di years where he is staring daggers at the object of the press' devotion. He was not happy and it showed.
These days he has come into his own; he appears to enjoy the company of others. He is not looking over his shoulder in any way. I like seeing his happiness.
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Prince of Wales to edit special edition of Country Life magazine:

The Prince of Wales is to guest edit a special edition of Country Life magazine in honour of his 65th birthday, filling its pages with the issues closest to his heart-
Prince of Wales to edit special edition of Country Life magazine - Telegraph
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Interview: The Prince of Wales, the crown planner-
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Tour the interior of the fabulous Dumfries House, an architectural gem that boasts one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the world. This once-neglected mansion was dramatically brought back to life and saved for the nation by HRH The Prince of Wales-
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I watched this Dman and I found it interesting. The coverage inside was spectacular. The history was fascinating.

I also thought the Prince of Wales was a bit whaffle-y. His point of view seemed to be "do something and invite people in and something good will happen." When I listened to him, I thought it all a bit vague. I'm American and we are all about results - setting a goal and hitting the goal. It is our weakness.

Has unemployment in the area declined in a statistically measurable way? Are tax revenues up? Has crime decreased? Is there any reporting on this sort of thing?

And I will admit, that I cringe every time the POW uses "literally." Yes, the trucks stopped LITERALLY in the middle of the night and turned around. But that's just because a truck cannot stop metaphorically and turn around in the middle of the night.
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The Prince of Wales issues a 10-point architectural 'masterplan' that includes the near-eradication of road signs and a call for pedestrians to reclaim the streets from cars-
Prince Charles: reclaim the streets from cars - Telegraph
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Hoorah !

The proliferation of clutter & 'street furniture' is an epidemic, ordaned solely by faceless planners...
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Did Prince Charles take degrees in Town Planning, Civil Engineering and Architecture when he was at university, followed by several years practising those professions? I must have missed observing those developments in his life and career.

Heaven protect us from the waffling. Having an interest for many years in a particular area or discipline does not an expert make.
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Actually I think Charles is onto something with sustainable communities and his ability to think outside of the box and into the future. I don't think there are many people out there let alone corporations that give much thought to the far future and what it will be like. Charles was going green long before it became a concern and still isn't something that a lot of people take seriously.

I like his ideas.
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Did Prince Charles take degrees in Town Planning, Civil Engineering and Architecture when he was at university, followed by several years practising those professions? I must have missed observing those developments in his life and career.

Heaven protect us from the waffling. Having an interest for many years in a particular area or discipline does not an expert make.
I give him credit for having an opinion and trying to improve things. But in the end, this is not hard science. My city is now turning all our 4 lane and one way arterial roads and replacing them with streets that are one lane for each direction and and a turn lane. Which was what was there before. Each change is touted to improve city life and commerce. At least we will get new walks, curbs and lighting out of it.
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Did Prince Charles take degrees in Town Planning, Civil Engineering and Architecture when he was at university, followed by several years practising those professions? I must have missed observing those developments in his life and career.

Heaven protect us from the waffling. Having an interest for many years in a particular area or discipline does not an expert make.
Obviously you don't believe a person can be educated in an area without formal qualifications.

That is rubbish. Self-education - or teaching something to yourself in a non-formal setting it perfectly possible and given Charles started studying Architecture at uni before changing to History does suggest a lifelong interest. Given his contacts he has probably read widely on the topic and had detailed discussions with the experts to educate himself on these issues without having received a 'piece of paper' to say he knows about that stuff.
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Well, I don't regard Prince Charles as the fount of all knowledge regarding architecture, wildlife conservation, sustainable farming or anything else.

He is an intelligent man with a questioning mind and that's as far as it goes, in my opinion. His marks throughout his schooling and his degree on leaving university don't point to a brilliant intellect.

I am tertiary educated but completely away from my field I have a great lifelong interest in Victorian art. I have spoken to several experts in that area over the years. Should that allow me to make speeches to large audiences and write in art journals on the subject? You appear to think that it should.

Prince Charles' views have many critics among distinguished academics and professional architects, most of whom have spent decades practising their profession. As is my right, I prefer to bow to their expertise rather than a dilettante who has no background in the subjects he waffles about.
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According to you I shouldn't be teaching Ancient History - having never studied it but - amazingly I am perfectly competent to do so - as self-taught in the study of Ancient History.


I do believe that if you have studied a subject personally without the piece of paper you have as much knowledge as someone with that piece of paper and so have a right to speak.


For everyone who has criticised Charles on these matters there have been other experts who agree with him. They also disagree with those who disagree with Charles - in other words there are a number of schools of expertise in these fields and Charles falls into one while those in a different school of thought disagree - but they disagree with the experts who agree with Charles as well.
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I do think Charles has what many lack - vision and an ability to see a different path.
That's a skill in itself - and one you do not get by virtue of any degree, or even necessarily with study of a subject.
It's somewhat simple to learn about a subject, to understand it and apply it.
Getting other people to want to learn and do something - that's the heart of the matter.
And I see that quality in Charles and William, both.
Oh, and Iluvbertie, I'm with you on autodidacts.
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What has Prince Charles given architecture? - News - London Evening Standard

What has this uninformed unelected meddler in the planning proceses of the UK given architecture? What indeed!
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