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Opinion: Design should be the focus for housing delivery

Opinion: Design should be the focus for housing delivery

Design quality seems to becoming back into policy vogue in government, and the Housing White Paper observes that "73 per cent of people say they would support the building of more homes if well designed and in keeping with their local area". The thinking behind this seems to be mainly driven by the recognition that poorly designed housing produces a rational nimby response.

Opinion: How can housebuilding deliver on quality?

Opinion: How can housebuilding deliver on quality?

No-one likes poorly designed homes being built in their midst, but it may take a big push to bring quality to volume housebuilding, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: Brexit Britain's regions need visionary thinking

Opinion: Brexit Britain's regions need visionary thinking

The regions need better policymaking than the kind of short-term thinking that has resulted in the 2018 cuts in the toll for the Severn Bridge, says Tim Williams.

Opinion: Why this generation of garden settlements will be built

Opinion: Why this generation of garden settlements will be built

The government's decision to kick off 2017 with the announcement that it had shortlisted 17 sites across England to be new garden villages and towns sent a message that it is taking the programme seriously.

Opinion: There is a problem with allocations of small sites

Opinion: There is a problem with allocations of small sites

No doubt the report issued by the Federation of Masters Builders (FMB) about the struggles faced by small housebuilders will have faded in your mind since Christmas.

Opinion: Garden villages and garden towns are a new solution to an old problem

Opinion: Garden villages and garden towns are a new solution to an old problem

Government support for garden communities is good news, but it raises questions about vision and governance, writes Stephen Gleave.

Estate regeneration vision will be hard to realise, by Chris Brown

Estate regeneration vision will be hard to realise, by Chris Brown

The government's recently published Estate Regeneration Strategy and Good Practice Guide is a fascinating melange of ideology and experience.

Opinion: Modular developers should learn from mobile homes

Opinion: Modular developers should learn from mobile homes

If developers want to increase modular housebuilding, they should look at the homes and places being created by the park home sector, writes Michael Hardware.

Opinion: Driverless cars in rudderless cities?

Opinion: Driverless cars in rudderless cities?

Combining autonomous vehicles and good place-making is not going to be easy.

Opinion: A technological future for planning?

Opinion: A technological future for planning?

It's a year since the 24 councils involved in the Department for Communities and Local Government's (DCLG) 'statutory notices for the 21st Century' pilot submitted their final reports.

Opinion: Office schemes are more than places to work

Opinion: Office schemes are more than places to work

A new report has gathered evidence to demonstrate how office development can add value to places, writes Bill Page.

Opinion: Will depot mistake derail Old Oak Common vision?

Opinion: Will depot mistake derail Old Oak Common vision?

Ever since former London mayor Boris Johnson set up Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) last year, the body has been touting its scheme as the UK's largest regeneration project.


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