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Need to know: Birmingham drives on Smithfield regeneration

Need to know: Birmingham drives on Smithfield regeneration

Birmingham City Council appoints consultant to lead on masterplanning and finding development partner for key mixed use site.

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Case study: Intergenerational housing

Case study: Intergenerational housing

Purpose-built homes for elderly people are often provided in stand-alone developments, but a project in east London promoted a more integrated approach, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Regeneration through creative industries

Case study: Regeneration through creative industries

Mixed use development has helped to stimulate regeneration of Swansea's High Street, by looking beyond the mainstream, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Air rights housing

Case study: Air rights housing

The UK's inability to build enough homes is cause for innovative thinking. Josephine Smit finds out about a concept that taps into the potential of the surface car park.

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.


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Opinion: Khan's affordability deal looks like a tall order

Opinion: Khan's affordability deal looks like a tall order

The recent publication of the pipeline of tall buildings in London, pulled together by consultant GL Hearn, showed a record 455 schemes over 20 storeys at stages between application and completion.

Opinion: Put the identity back into towns

Opinion: Put the identity back into towns

UK towns are under threat, but they can fight back by identifying their unique characteristics and defining their place with a brand, says Suzanne Malcolm.

Opinion: The sector needs more skilled urban designers

Opinion: The sector needs more skilled urban designers

I had one depressing and one encouraging place-making experience last week. The depressing experience was at a design review panel for a local authority-led scheme. The positive experience was in a meeting with an academic teaching urban design and urbanism.

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