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Five things you need to know this week

Five things you need to know this week

The big placemaking stories of the past seven days, including news of the shortlist to design a new cultural quarter at the gateway to east London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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Case study: A community-led approach to estate renewal

Case study: A community-led approach to estate renewal

A community group engaged residents to formulate a plan to tackle overcrowding and unemployment in a London housing estate. Susie Sell reports.

Case study: Tackling air pollution through development management

Case study: Tackling air pollution through development management

A West Yorkshire council's strategy to improve air quality is now being rolled out across other authorities locally. Catherine Early reports.

Case study: Incorporating a land sculpture in mine site planning

Case study: Incorporating a land sculpture in mine site planning

A land sculpture in Northumberland helped deliver community benefits while a mine was still operational. Susie Sell reports.

Case study: Addressing betting and charity shop dominance in London

Case study: Addressing betting and charity shop dominance in London

A north London business team's initiative to promote pop-up lettings is helping to tackle the increasing number of vacant shops. Ben Kochan reports


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How to maximise the opportunity of Ebbsfleet

How to maximise the opportunity of Ebbsfleet

George Osborne's announcement of a new garden city at Ebbsfleet was one of the more unusual features of the 2014 Budget Statement.

How densification can solve London's need to grow

How densification can solve London's need to grow

By 2050, London's population could grow to more than 11 million people, placing strain on the city's infrastructure and exacerbating housing shortages.

Lessons on estate regeneration in London, by Chris Brown

Lessons on estate regeneration in London, by Chris Brown

Estate regeneration in London was the subject of a timely Future of London event this week. The London Assembly will shortly be publishing its report into this process in London.

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