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Need to know: U+I land Manchester's Mayfield

Need to know: U+I land Manchester's Mayfield

Manchester is in the news with the redevelopment of a key site taking a step forward and the city council's chief executive announcing his retirement.

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Case Studies

Case study: Build to rent for young professionals

Case study: Build to rent for young professionals

Build to rent developer Essential Living's first project, Vantage Point, takes a very different approach to a build to sell scheme, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Developing a suburban Passivhaus typology

Case study: Developing a suburban Passivhaus typology

High environmental principles have given new affordable semis on the Isle of Wight ultra-low running costs, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Exploring the potential of the 3D digital model

Case study: Exploring the potential of the 3D digital model

Barking and Dagenham Council started using a digital model to market town centre development opportunities but its list of applications, like the model itself, is growing, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Recovering from post-industrial decline

Case study: Recovering from post-industrial decline

A new book identifies the factors that have helped cities recover from post-industrial decline. One example, Belfast, has a wealth of regeneration but challenges remain in housing and skills, Josephine Smit finds.


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Opinion: Blame for bad design can't be pinned on planners

Opinion: Blame for bad design can't be pinned on planners

There will be a couple of developers - namely Genr8 and Berkeley - breathing small sighs of relief at the moment, having narrowly dodged the bullet of winning the Carbuncle Cup.

Opinion: Planning guidance has yet to catch up with PRS reality

Opinion: Planning guidance has yet to catch up with PRS reality

The private rented sector has potential, but in order to flourish it needs a proper legislative response, led by government, says Tom Hyde.

Opinion: What will make a success of the Thames Gateway

Opinion: What will make a success of the Thames Gateway

Regeneration of the Thames Gateway has been in progress for two decades, but a new growth commission is looking for ideas. Chris Brown shares one or two.

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