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Need to know: Edinburgh region secures city deal

Need to know: Edinburgh region secures city deal

City region deal is expected to deliver homes, innovation, transport, skills and culture across Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

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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.

Case study: Building neighbourhood through a maker movement

Case study: Building neighbourhood through a maker movement

Manchester's NOMA is delivering development and transformation on a large scale, but some of its details are being created by local people, building community in the process, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Intergenerational housing

Case study: Intergenerational housing

Purpose-built homes for elderly people are often provided in stand-alone developments, but a project in east London promoted a more integrated approach, finds Josephine Smit.


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Opinion: Continuing the fight for the right to be average

Opinion: Continuing the fight for the right to be average

City divisions can run deep, resulting in lower life expectancies for the poorest residents. It's a challenge Tim Williams encountered in London and which might be even more pronounced in Sydney.

Opinion: The threat to London's distinctive villages

Opinion: The threat to London's distinctive villages

In the drive to create the home of the future, we lost sight of the value of such qualities as distinctiveness, community and stability, writes Dean Clifford.

Opinion: Grenfell tragedy should inspire positive change

Opinion: Grenfell tragedy should inspire positive change

It's hard, given the events in West London, to write about anything else, but it is also hard, in the absence of any concrete information on the causes, to comment on this tragedy. It may turn out that someone did something wrong negligently (or in other ways), but it also seems possible that this is the unimaginably tragic result of system failure.

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