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Need to know: Regulator downgrades financial viability ratings of 19 housing associations

Regulator of Social Housing's latest check of providers' financial resilience sees ratings of 19 downgraded in a reflection of challenging economic conditions.

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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: 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.

Opinion: Making the most of the opportunity in suburban build to rent

Build-to-rent suburban communities have a part to play in delivering on the levelling up agenda, writes Ian Barnett.

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