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Research summary: Community-led housing could boost housing supply

Research summary: Community-led housing could boost housing supply

A new report from think-tank Demos says that community-led housing schemes offer an opportunity to overcome nimbyist tendencies and secure affordable housing, but that the groups behind them need to make a greater effort to be open and transparent.

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Case study: rebuilding an inner London estate

Case study: rebuilding an inner London estate

Part of the regeneration scheme for the Heygate Estate in Elephant & Castle, south London, Trafalgar Place is an award-winning development of mixed-tenure homes and green spaces. Kay Parris reports

Case study: Extending a Victorian housing estate

Case study: Extending a Victorian housing estate

A project to extend a 19th century housing estate in east London has gained attention for its high-quality design and integration with existing buildings, Susie Sell reports

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: Improving a busy road junction in Oxford

Case study: Improving a busy road junction in Oxford

A project in Oxford has sought to transform a busy road junction to improve traffic movement and enhance the public realm. Susie Sell reports.


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Opinion: Communities must be at heart of regeneration projects, by Chris Brown

Opinion: Communities must be at heart of regeneration projects, by Chris Brown

Local communities start with the huge advantage, over consultants, developers and even local authorities, of being experts in their place, says Chris Brown.

Review: Project seeks to breathe new life into Liverpool's historic Chinatown

Review: Project seeks to breathe new life into Liverpool's historic Chinatown

Plans for a Chinese-style retail and leisure bazaar are important to the regeneration of Liverpool city centre, but the scheme is isolated from both the existing Chinatown and the retail hub, says Michael Cosser.

Comment: Placemakers must plug social integration gap, by Chris Brown

Comment: Placemakers must plug social integration gap, by Chris Brown

Creating mixed-tenure places and nurturing community groups can encourage social integration, says Chris Brown.

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