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Need to know: Croydon's retail revamp edges closer

Need to know: Croydon's retail revamp edges closer

Croydon Council agrees use of CPOs to help assemble remaining land needed for redevelopment of Whitgift Centre.

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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.

Case study: Delivering homes for local people in rural communities

Case study: Delivering homes for local people in rural communities

In a highly desirable Dorset location a community land trust and a housing provider have delivered homes that local people can afford, writes Josephine Smit.

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.


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Opinion: A little less talk, a little more evidence

Opinion: A little less talk, a little more evidence

Discussion of the benefits of great placemaking can too easily be dismissed as subjective. More hard evidence is needed, says Chris Brown.

Opinion: We have to disrupt the housing market

Opinion: We have to disrupt the housing market

Speculation has helped to make city housing unaffordable, but Singapore has a very different model and remains a city for all, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: Market forces can have social costs in regeneration

Opinion: Market forces can have social costs in regeneration

Revival of places like south London's Bermondsey Square brings vitality, but market forces can push gentrification too fast and too far, writes Chris Brown.

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