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Need to know: Government backs offsite and garden villages

Need to know: Government backs offsite and garden villages

The new year has started with government announcements for its accelerated construction, garden community and starter home initiatives.

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Case study: Creating a community that's inclusive and aspirational

Case study: Creating a community that's inclusive and aspirational

When a charity wanted to improve its facilities, it teamed up with a housebuilder and together they're creating an integrated housing scheme, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Designing housing for healthy living

Case study: Designing housing for healthy living

London's new East Village is home to a major research project looking at whether cycling and walking routes prompt residents to get fitter, Josephine Smit reports.

Case study: Designing homes for resilience

Case study: Designing homes for resilience

The 2016 Sunday Times British Homes Awards asked designers to create a resilient home to withstand environmental risks. Josephine Smit looks at the winning solution, by JTP and Ed Barsley.

Case study: Rethinking a London site

Case study: Rethinking a London site

Planning refusal has led the team behind a Southwark development to review its scheme proposal and look at temporary use of its site, writes Josephine Smit.


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Opinion: There is a problem with allocations of small sites

Opinion: There is a problem with allocations of small sites

No doubt the report issued by the Federation of Masters Builders (FMB) about the struggles faced by small housebuilders will have faded in your mind since Christmas.

Opinion: Garden villages and garden towns are a new solution to an old problem

Opinion: Garden villages and garden towns are a new solution to an old problem

Government support for garden communities is good news, but it raises questions about vision and governance, writes Stephen Gleave.

Estate regeneration vision will be hard to realise, by Chris Brown

Estate regeneration vision will be hard to realise, by Chris Brown

The government's recently published Estate Regeneration Strategy and Good Practice Guide is a fascinating melange of ideology and experience.

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