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Need to know: Infrastructure commission calls for action to limit future flood risk

Stricter controls on new developments and investment in drainage are needed to combat intense rainfall and increased urbanisation, according to government advisor.

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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.

Case study: Boosting biodiversity alongside housebuilding

Provision of a country park at the new Trumpington Meadows neighbourhood in Cambridge has been good for biodiversity, residents and developers. Josephine Smit finds out how the park delivers.

Case study: Converting a department store to homes

When a landmark west London department store closed in 2015, developer Inland Homes' saw its potential for adaptive re-use and it has now converted it for town centre living.


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Opinion: Towards a new form of levelling up and regeneration

Policies in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and moves by rebellious backbench MPs both include some measures that may contribute to a new vision for levelling up and regeneration, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: Make design inclusive right from the start to create better, safer cities

A gender-responsive approach to city planning and design should become business as usual and not a special consideration, writes Sowmya Parthasarathy.

Opinion: Look locally to respond to the retail revolution

Strategies for renewing or replacing declining shopping centres will be highly locational and localised, writes Tim Williams.

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