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Advice: Planning for housing with care

Advice: Planning for housing with care

Housing with care complexes for older people should be at the heart of new communities, providing services for residents and the wider population, finds Ben Kochan.


Opinion: What a more diverse industry could do for places

Opinion: What a more diverse industry could do for places

Can greater diversity in the built environment professions improve the quality of places we create? Stephen Gleave gives his answer.

Analysis: What can the NHS do for new communities?

Analysis: What can the NHS do for new communities?

NHS England's Healthy New Towns programme has captured the interest of developers and general public, but highlights the complexities of delivery, finds Josephine Smit.

Opinion: Holding onto Hackney's sense of place

Opinion: Holding onto Hackney's sense of place

The east London borough is changing fast, so it is down to local players to ensure that the area's heritage and communities thrive, writes Ibrahim Michael Maiga.

Opinion: Continuing the fight for the right to be average

Opinion: Continuing the fight for the right to be average

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.

Case study: How businesses are enhancing King's Cross

Case study: How businesses are enhancing King's Cross

Businesses in the Euston, St Pancras and King's Cross area have taken a lead in delivering a low pollution walking route and study opportunities for students, finds Josephine Smit.

Opinion: Grenfell tragedy should inspire positive change

Opinion: Grenfell tragedy should inspire positive change

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.

Opinion: A right to decent housing

Opinion: A right to decent housing

The human tragedy at Grenfell Tower brings focus to the housing issues of those with the least choice, writes Stephen Gleave.

Coming up: Go-ahead for 240-home scheme in Chelmsford

Coming up: Go-ahead for 240-home scheme in Chelmsford

Affordable housing provider Home Group has won consent for a 240 home development in Chelmsford, Essex.

Case study: Introducing sport alongside homes

Case study: Introducing sport alongside homes

A south east London military site had been largely separate from its community, but when developer Durkan built homes there a local cricket club came too, writes Josephine Smit.

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