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Opinion: Brexit brings political urgency to regeneration

Opinion: Brexit brings political urgency to regeneration

Tim Williams sees opportunities for urban regeneration following the vote to leave the EU.

Opinion: Investing in good design is in housebuilders' best interests

Opinion: Investing in good design is in housebuilders' best interests

Last week, at the Housing Design Awards, the speculative housebuilders that build the vast majority of our new homes and places managed to scoop only a small proportion of the prizes for creating the best designed schemes. Development firm Countryside was the honourable exception.

Opinion: All change at the top?

Opinion: All change at the top?

The arrival of a new Prime Minister and a new cabinet have prompted questions about commitment to flagship housing policies. But don't expect a change of direction from the new team, says Michael Hardware.

Opinion: What do we do now?

Opinion: What do we do now?

While the political class remains in disarray government will struggle to deal with the economic consequences of the Brexit vote and the multitude of treaty negotiations it will have to juggle.

Opinion: Housebuilders set to take cover in wake of leave poll

Opinion: Housebuilders set to take cover in wake of leave poll

Don't panic" has been the refrain of the UK's housebuilders, developers and housing associations since June 24. All are expecting a market reaction to last month's Brexit vote but, by and large, they are sitting tight until indications of its scale start to emerge.

Opinion: Referendum result heightens market fears

Opinion: Referendum result heightens market fears

Many issues have yet to be resolved before we can assess the full impact of Brexit, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: A question of standards

Opinion: A question of standards

Rules provide safeguards but some standards may need a fresh look, writes Stephen Gleave.

Opinion: Cities have to walk the walk

Opinion: Cities have to walk the walk

Research has quantified the benefits of walkable urban places, but questions remain over who gains, says Tim Williams.

Opinion: Why Croydon needs design review

Opinion: Why Croydon needs design review

Croydon is vibrant but not beautiful. The council is aiming to change that perception with the help of an independent review panel, writes Heather Cheesbrough.

Could Milton Keynes' past hold the key to planning's future?

Could Milton Keynes' past hold the key to planning's future?

I recently watched a 1973 British Film Institute archive film of architect and city planner Fred Roche talking about the plans for Milton Keynes.

Review: Transforming tired housing into a spacious urban village

Review: Transforming tired housing into a spacious urban village

Isolated blocks of flats on Wallis Fields in Maidstone, Kent, have been replaced with an "urban village" of new houses. But additional planting would have softened some of the hard landscaping, says Carleigh Westwell

Opinion: A Leave vote could change the shape of our cities

Opinion: A Leave vote could change the shape of our cities

Joey Gardiner looks at the potential impact on the property industry of the UK's European Union membership referendum.


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