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Need to know: Liverpool masterplan aims to boost Beatles tourism

Need to know: Liverpool masterplan aims to boost Beatles tourism

City council looks to spatial regeneration framework in bid to grow its £90 million a year Beatles-related heritage industry.

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Case study: Infill development with imagination

Case study: Infill development with imagination

Plans to develop six houses in south London demonstrate the challenges of bringing through small infill sites, and their potential, Josephine Smit finds.

Case study: Making the most of meanwhile use

Case study: Making the most of meanwhile use

The FIELD co-working space in Brighton's Preston Barracks was temporary, but its influence on its entrepreneurs, local people and the ensuing development lasts longer, Josephine Smit finds.

Case study: Defining an urban cultural quarter

Case study: Defining an urban cultural quarter

Leeds' SOYO combines well known cultural assets with new homes, cafes and open spaces in a newly branded place, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: A disruptive approach to housebuilding

Case study: A disruptive approach to housebuilding

An initiative in Bristol is demonstrating a citizen-led approach to delivering homes, but funders have yet to catch up with this kind of disruptive innovation, finds Josephine Smit.


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Opinion: Maximising the benefits of culture to city regeneration

Opinion: Maximising the benefits of culture to city regeneration

The Capital of Culture programme brought placemaking gains to Liverpool, but there's a question over how cities raise their game on an international platform in future, asks Hannah Martin.

Opinion: Housebuilding deals fall short of original intent

Opinion: Housebuilding deals fall short of original intent

In March, the government trumpeted a series of deals with groups of local authorities designed to increase housebuilding in places as diverse as the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Oxfordshire.

Opinion: Big city council leaders needed to build great cities

Opinion: Big city council leaders needed to build great cities

Events in east London's Newham and in Western Sydney highlight the importance of quality councils with capacity and focus, writes Tim Williams.

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