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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.
Communities are using social media to discuss plans and schemes, so planners and developers need to develop strategies for constructive dialogue, writes Ben Kochan.
When a charity wanted to improve its facilities, it teamed up with a housebuilder and together they're creating an integrated housing scheme, writes Josephine Smit.
London's new East Village is home to a major research project looking at whether cycling and walking routes prompt residents to get fitter, Josephine Smit reports.
It pays to consider outdoor entertainment at the outset of regeneration schemes, and plan public spaces for flexibility, finds Ben Kochan.
Prime Minister Theresa May repeated the phrase 'the good government can do' numerous times at last month's Conservative Party Conference, a change from her predecessor's 'enemies of enterprise' complaints.
Works of art can make people look at public spaces differently and draw them into new areas, but they need to be kept fresh, finds Ben Kochan.
Co-ownership housing can create mutually supportive communities that contribute to their area, where councils identify sites and develop flexible planning policies, finds Ben Kochan.
Old approaches to providing local training and jobs on regeneration projects have had mixed success, so can other models do better? Josephine Smit finds out.
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