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Need to know: Khan's £1bn council homes fund goes to 26 boroughs

Need to know: Khan's £1bn council homes fund goes to 26 boroughs

Mayor Sadiq Khan's building council homes for Londoners programme allocated to boroughs to build more than 11,000 council homes.

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Case study: Respecting heritage in urban renewal

Case study: Respecting heritage in urban renewal

A south London scheme brings 272 homes and commercial space, while also recognising the history of a site that has been central to its community, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Converting empty shops to homes

Case study: Converting empty shops to homes

In Salford, a leasing approach is helping to transform empty shops and homes into decent and affordable rented housing, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Self build at scale in the capital

Case study: Self build at scale in the capital

A community group has won planning consent to create London's largest affordable self build housing scheme to date, and it has taken years of hard graft to get this far, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Passivhaus for an existing housing estate

Case study: Passivhaus for an existing housing estate

Low energy design principles have been adopted for the refurbishment of a 1960s Portsmouth housing estate, transforming living conditions for residents, writes Josephine Smit.


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Opinion: We need new thinking for left behind areas

Opinion: We need new thinking for left behind areas

Past regeneration initiatives have done little to improve post-industrial areas and living conditions for their once vibrant communities. Public policy badly needs to develop some new thinking, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: Our suburbs must adapt and evolve

Opinion: Our suburbs must adapt and evolve

City suburbs have suffered as city centres have re-energised, but suburban district centres have the potential for renaissance, argues Jennet Siebrits.

Opinion: The consequences of high rise clusters

Opinion: The consequences of high rise clusters

The creation of high rise clusters in well-connected urban centres results in a polycentric development pattern across big cities, with implications for the suburbs, writes Miles Gibson.

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