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Need to know: Government awards £1.4bn to retrofit 115,000 homes

Local authorities, social housing providers and charities receive funding under initiatives to drive decarbonisation and energy saving in existing homes.

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Case study: Integrating industry with community in the city

A London industrial estate has been transformed from hostile, car-focused environment into an inclusive place that is pulling in the punters at evenings and weekends, writes Josephine Smit.

Case study: Creating a park on a city site

The new park at the heart of Manchester's emerging Mayfield regeneration scheme has been created to respond to the aspirations of local people and delivered sustainably, finds Josephine Smit.

Case study: Reducing the use of plastic in housebuilding

When GreenSquareAccord set out to eliminate plastics as far as possible from its new apartment development in Redditch, it found the process far from easy, reports Josephine Smit.

Case study: Redeveloping a city site into a net-zero workplace

Developer Quadrum has set ultra-high sustainability targets for its redevelopment of a tired 1950s office building in London's Victoria.

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Opinion: We can't create gender-inclusive cities without a gendered perspective in planning policy

Many women feel unsafe walking alone in cities after dark but planning policy is largely failing to respond to gender-specific needs, writes Olivia Docker.

Opinion: Going back to nature in urban design

Policies acknowledging the importance of greening need to enable developers to implement measures without compromising the scheme itself, writes Grant Leggett.

Opinion: We need to integrate people and place in strategies for urban renewal

With Michael Gove back at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, there is some prospect of renewed momentum on the agenda, writes Tim Williams.

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