Research summary: the secrets of successful cities

Research summary: the secrets of successful cities

Several factors that help cities to succeed have been identified in a new publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Case study: Helping to create an identity for Wembley Park

Case study: Helping to create an identity for Wembley Park

The redevelopment of Wembley Park in north London involved the delivery of a wayfinding strategy that helped people navigate the area and create a sense of place. Susie Sell looks at how it was done

Case study: Making a Salford estate more sustainable

Case study: Making a Salford estate more sustainable

Since 2011 a major refurbishment programme has been underway across five affordable housing tower blocks in Salford with the aim of creating a sustainable community. Susie Sell looks at how it was done.

Case study: Building a zero-carbon affordable housing scheme

Case study: Building a zero-carbon affordable housing scheme

How an affordable housing scheme in Southampton managed to incorporate top-level carbon-cutting measures.

Case study: A community-led approach to estate renewal

Case study: A community-led approach to estate renewal

A community group engaged residents to formulate a plan to tackle overcrowding and unemployment in a London housing estate. Susie Sell reports.


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Review: The plans for Winchester city centre frozen by the High Court

Review: The plans for Winchester city centre frozen by the High Court

Plans to redevelop part of Winchester city centre were put on hold this week by a High Court ruling. In a piece written prior to the ruling, Jaimie Ferguson examined what was being planned

Opinion: Poorly designed lighting heightens social inequalities

Opinion: Poorly designed lighting heightens social inequalities

Tenants of social housing estates shouldn't have to tolerate motorway-style lighting, say Joanne Entwistle, Don Slater and Mona Sloane

Review: A look at plans for a new quarter in the Forest of Dean

Review: A look at plans for a new quarter in the Forest of Dean

Simon Prescott and Kevin Parker from planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore's Bristol office give their views on the masterplan for the Northern Quarter in Cinderford, in the Forest of Dean.

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