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<B From left, Amanda Spence, of DCFW, Geraint Talfan Davies, design adviser to DCFW, and Councillor Geraint Thomas
And DCfW's Ms Davies said: "Urban intensification is inevitable and, if characterised by design excellence, such developments can be beneficial for vibrant city life, economic performance and for attracting further investment."
Mr MacLean was one of the keynote speakers at DCFW's Landmarks conference.
A partnership of independent fashion designers, producers and models, DC FASHION WEEK (DCFW) was created to increase economic development in the area of fashion design, clothing merchandising and modeling, and to enhance the visibility of the nation's capital as a center of international fashion.
It examines the WDA's design initiative, including its avowed partnership with LPAs, and the measures it proposes to put in place to raise the design standards of development that it is involved with; and it considers the DCfW, its terms of reference, and principal tasks.
Drawing inspiration from the styles of fashion icons such as former first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, television personality, Emmy Award-winning talk show host, actress, supermodel Tyra Banks, and four-time Grammy Award recipient Rihanna (to name a few), Williams has chosen world renown Madame Tussauds of Washington, DC (where these mannequins are displayed) to showcase The Cojor International Fashion Show during this season of DCFW.
Carole-Anne Davies, chief executive of DCFW, said: "This is a critical set of appointments for us, and it's essential that we get it right.
He said: "It is nonsensical that any weight should be given to the opinions of the DCfW on major schemes while it continues to employ people who would struggle to design a bungalow in Maesteg - if, indeed, they were given the chance, which is highly unlikely."
THE Design Commission for Wales (DCFW), the body that promotes good design quality for the built environment in Wales, has attracted a leading urban designer as its new design adviser.
The design review from the Design Commission for Wales watchdog (DCfW), an annual report into the quality of plans submitted to the body, found that the number of "poor quality" or unacceptable schemes dropped from 30% in 2009 to 14% in 2010.
Working closely with the team throughout the best part of this year, the Design Commission for Wales (DCFW) committed its own experienced team to understanding, at times challenging and, ultimately, supporting the proposals.
e contemporary home, Stormy Castle, designed by Cardi-based architects Loyn & Co beat erce competition from 14 other entries to scoop the coveted award, which is supported by the Design Commission for Wales (DCFW), at the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli.
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