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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.
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.
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.
The human tragedy at Grenfell Tower brings focus to the housing issues of those with the least choice, writes Stephen Gleave.
A planned motorway extension through Western Sydney Parklands provides an opportunity to take a more evidence based approach to appraisal, writes Tim Williams.
It's now nearly two decades since architect Richard Rogers started the study that produced the concept of urban renaissance.
I recently watched two films with placemaking themes. The first was Citizen Jane, the story of community activist Jane Jacobs' successful 1960s campaign against New York city planner Robert Moses' proposals for the destruction of Manhattan through large-scale demolition. The second, A Moving Image, based on the Reclaim the Streets protests in Brixton in 1998, asked intelligent questions about gentrification.
It can bring not only density, mixed uses and improved connectivity, but also clusters of talented people, employment and investment, writes Tim Williams.
It is essential that developers see existing communities as their main focus when they are creating new neighbourhoods, says Nicolas Guérin.
Legislation is paving the way for the proposed wave of new garden villages, towns and cities, but will it be enough to make a difference, asks Joey Gardiner?
Designated employment land is not offering small businesses the kind of quality locations they need, but residential development could hold the solution, argues Suzanne Malcolm.
In a UK real estate sector dominated by politics and economics, Chris Brown looks at how placemaking, design quality and sustainability can be prioritised.
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