Five things you need to know this week

Five things you need to know this week

The top placemaking stories from the past seven days, including a vision for redeveloping council estates to create a series of multi-tenure communities to tackle the housing crisis.

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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

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.


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Review: An attractive new community for Bath

Review: An attractive new community for Bath

The 700-home Mulberry Park scheme on the edge of Bath city centre is perhaps a little too formal, says Mike Fox, but it promises to create an attractive new community

Review: Masterplan to tame Birmingham's remaining inner ring road

Review: Masterplan to tame Birmingham's remaining inner ring road

A proposed masterplan for a mixed use expansion of the emerging Snow Hill business district in central Birmingham has laudable aims of improving connectivity, says Andy Owen. But its downgrading of a key element of the city's inner ring road will need to be handled with great care

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Comment: Travel narrows the mind - seven shared global lessons for cities, by Tim Williams

Comment: Travel narrows the mind - seven shared global lessons for cities, by Tim Williams

International experience has taught Tim Williams that urban problems and solutions are less varied between continents than you might expect.

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