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Advice: Tips on making mixed-tenure housing work for all

Advice: Tips on making mixed-tenure housing work for all

Developers tend to put private housing at the front of developments and hide the affordable housing, but it is possible to give equal status to different tenures without affecting values, finds Ben Kochan.

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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: 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.

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


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Comment: Tories can't deliver Starter Homes promises, by Peter Bill

Comment: Tories can't deliver Starter Homes promises, by Peter Bill

New communities secretary Greg Clark is too smart to believe that he can deliver 200,000 discounted starter homes by 2020, says Peter Bill.

Review: Ipswich garden suburb offers bold vision but raises delivery issues

Review: Ipswich garden suburb offers bold vision but raises delivery issues

The proposed Ipswich Garden Suburb on the edge of Ipswich could create an attractive green environment, but connectivity benefits appear aspirational, John Long finds.

Review: New town seeks to emulate features of traditional Devon villages

Review: New town seeks to emulate features of traditional Devon villages

The grid layout proposed for Sherford is classical, but some of the urban design ideas may appear as over-romantic, like a stage set, says Mark Pearson.

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