Infrastructure

The infrastructure to support vibrant and viable places, including transport, utilities, energy and community facilities including education, retail, leisure & recreation.

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Case study: Turning a city river from a negative to a positive force

Case study: Turning a city river from a negative to a positive force

The river running through Derry-Londonderry has long been a focus for people in despair, but it could now become a catalyst for change, writes Josephine Smit.

 

Review: Redesigning a major junction to create public space

Review: Redesigning a major junction to create public space

Rerouting traffic around a central island on north London's Archway gyratory creates a public space and an attractive environment, but needs more greenery and street furniture, says Ian Hingley.

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Opinion: There's more to a smart city than technology

Opinion: There's more to a smart city than technology

It also needs smart government that can identify the needs of the city and use data to manage it, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: The road to somewhere

Opinion: The road to somewhere

Tim Williams sees up close the damage done to city roads by prioritising car drivers' needs, and finds opportunities in technological change.

Advice: Promoting electric car use

Advice: Promoting electric car use

To facilitate the UK's shift to electric vehicles, councils need to develop a network of charging points based on an understanding of how people travel and use places, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Capture the true value of infrastructure

Opinion: Capture the true value of infrastructure

Infrastructure appraisal often focuses on projects that purport to cut travel times, when it should pay more attention to potential for residential value uplift and job creation, writes Tim Williams.

Need to know: Developers and designers line up for HS2

Need to know: Developers and designers line up for HS2

Canary Wharf Group and Westfield Europe are among the developers in the running for the role of Euston master development partner, while designers have been shortlisted for key stations.

Need to know: UK cities start race for Commonwealth Games

Need to know: UK cities start race for Commonwealth Games

Birmingham and Liverpool have outlined their visions for hosting the 2022 games and pledged to deliver a regeneration legacy for communities.

Opinion: Look to the evidence in infrastructure appraisal

Opinion: Look to the evidence in infrastructure appraisal

A planned motorway extension through Western Sydney Parklands provides an opportunity to take a more evidence based approach to appraisal, writes Tim Williams.

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