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Research summary: How temporary uses can drive regeneration

Research summary: How temporary uses can drive regeneration

Temporary uses of development sites are becoming more common, says new research, and with the right council policies, they can become an integral part of the regeneration process. Ben Kochan reports.

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Case Studies

Case study: Greening a west London estate

Case study: Greening a west London estate

A housing estate in west London has been enhanced through a series of environmental interventions, Susie Sell finds

Case study: Delivering a high-quality waterside development at density

Case study: Delivering a high-quality waterside development at density

A medium-density development in West London reflects the waterside setting and industrial heritage of the area, Susie Sell finds.

Case study: Integrating low-energy housing into Victorian terraces

Case study: Integrating low-energy housing into Victorian terraces

Community engagement and urban design were key to Blueprint's approach to integrating new low-energy housing into a deprived area of Nottingham, Susie Sell finds.

Case study: How a high-density village is weathering the recession

Case study: How a high-density village is weathering the recession

Housing for students and social rent has helped a mixed-use scheme in north London come forward despite the financial crisis, Ben Kochan finds.


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Comment: We need more road tolls to tackle congestion, by Tim Williams

Comment: We need more road tolls to tackle congestion, by Tim Williams

Too many politicians are seduced by expensive ribbon-cutting mania for new infrastructure - when better use of existing infrastructure could be a better answer to congestion, says Tim Williams.

Comment: Beware the return of traffic control clutter, by Phil Jones

Comment: Beware the return of traffic control clutter, by Phil Jones

A Conservative peer's recommendation to halt the spread of shared space initiatives fails to recognise the real benefits that better streets can bring, says Phil Jones

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Comment: Planners must sort good design from bad well before any formal application, by Peter Bill

Comment: Planners must sort good design from bad well before any formal application, by Peter Bill

Planners who do not air their views on good design let bad design into the vacuum, says Peter Bill.

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