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Need to know: Javid announces social housing review

Need to know: Javid announces social housing review

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire the government is to look at the delivery, management and benefit of social housing.

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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.

Case study: Social sustainability in estate renewal

Case study: Social sustainability in estate renewal

Researchers are looking at the regeneration of a west London council estate to assess the social impact of its transformation, reports Josephine Smit.


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Opinion: Consumers cry out for better designed homes

Opinion: Consumers cry out for better designed homes

A recent survey by finance firm Market Financial Solutions UK reinforced the message that UK adults do not want to live in new housing developments. Previous surveys suggested that the proportion of people not prepared to live in a speculative new builds was between 67 per cent and 75 per cent. The latest one comes in at 81 per cent.

Opinion: What a more diverse industry could do for places

Opinion: What a more diverse industry could do for places

Can greater diversity in the built environment professions improve the quality of places we create? Stephen Gleave gives his answer.

Opinion: The road to somewhere

Opinion: The road to somewhere

Tim Williams sees up close the damage done to city roads by prioritising car drivers' needs, and finds opportunities in technological change.

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