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Comment: Are we planning for productivity or happiness, by Chris Brown

Comment: Are we planning for productivity or happiness, by Chris Brown

Planning can remain as a political football or it can attempt to build a citizens' consensus about whether it should be trying to achieve productivity or happiness, by Chris Brown.

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Case Studies

Case study: Greening a west London estate

Case study: Greening a west London estate

A housing estate in west London has been enhanced through a series of environmental interventions, Susie Sell finds

Case study: Delivering a high-quality waterside development at density

Case study: Delivering a high-quality waterside development at density

A medium-density development in West London reflects the waterside setting and industrial heritage of the area, Susie Sell finds.

Case study: Integrating low-energy housing into Victorian terraces

Case study: Integrating low-energy housing into Victorian terraces

Community engagement and urban design were key to Blueprint's approach to integrating new low-energy housing into a deprived area of Nottingham, Susie Sell finds.

Case study: How a high-density village is weathering the recession

Case study: How a high-density village is weathering the recession

Housing for students and social rent has helped a mixed-use scheme in north London come forward despite the financial crisis, Ben Kochan finds.


Latest Comments

Comment: Neglecting microclimate issues in our cities can have catastrophic impacts, by Chris Brown

Comment: Neglecting microclimate issues in our cities can have catastrophic impacts, by Chris Brown

Recent developments in the field of urban climate have failed to make an impression on planning, placemaking and development practice in the UK, argues Chris Brown.

Comment: Government's vision for planning system will be hard to achieve in the wake of cuts, by Peter Bill

Comment: Government's vision for planning system will be hard to achieve in the wake of cuts, by Peter Bill

Chief planning officers tend to be an uncomplaining lot, but they should shout and scream about the planned cuts to local government spending, says Peter Bill.

Comment: We need more road tolls to tackle congestion, by Tim Williams

Comment: We need more road tolls to tackle congestion, by Tim Williams

Too many politicians are seduced by expensive ribbon-cutting mania for new infrastructure - when better use of existing infrastructure could be a better answer to congestion, says Tim Williams.

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