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Need to know: Google sister company launches Toronto smart city deal

Need to know: Google sister company launches Toronto smart city deal

Sidewalk Labs and Toronto Waterfront have launched their Sidewalk Toronto collaboration, which plans to take on urban challenges with a new model community.

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Case study: Creating identity in a new community

Case study: Creating identity in a new community

Developer Knight Dragon is working hard to transform the Greenwich Peninsula site into a place by combining homes with art, meanwhile uses and varied architecture, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: When the local authority leads town centre regen

Case study: When the local authority leads town centre regen

A Buckinghamshire local authority is working with the private sector to regenerate its town centre as part of a strategy aimed at making it financially self-sufficient by 2023.

Case study: How businesses are enhancing King's Cross

Case study: How businesses are enhancing King's Cross

Businesses in the Euston, St Pancras and King's Cross area have taken a lead in delivering a low pollution walking route and study opportunities for students, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Introducing sport alongside homes

Case study: Introducing sport alongside homes

A south east London military site had been largely separate from its community, but when developer Durkan built homes there a local cricket club came too, writes Josephine Smit.


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Opinion: Housebuilders need spur to pursue design quality

Opinion: Housebuilders need spur to pursue design quality

I was told an interesting story last week. Apparently, before the election, the Prime Minister decided that something had to be done about the poor quality design of the homes and places produced by speculative housebuilders.

Opinion: Give economic development professionals the tools to do the job

Opinion: Give economic development professionals the tools to do the job

A survey of economic development practitioners in local government has found they are not being adequately supported to deliver. Suzanne Malcolm outlines the concerns.

Why developers are wary of Corbyn's estates policy

Why developers are wary of Corbyn's estates policy

Last week's pledge by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to end "forced gentrification and social cleansing" on large estate regeneration projects was hailed in some quarters as a transformative political move. But, many of the policies Corbyn put forward could have been taken from the government's own Estate Regeneration National Strategy (ERNS), published last year. Nevertheless, his promise to turn what is currently best practice guidance into legal minimum requirements raises issues.

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