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Need to know: Report highlights home overheating risks

Need to know: Report highlights home overheating risks

Assessment of UK climate risk from the government's independent advisor points to risks to health, wellbeing and productivity from exposure to heat in homes and other buildings.

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Case study: Establishing a council housing company for Oxford

Case study: Establishing a council housing company for Oxford

Oxford City Council's housing company has completed the first homes in its ten-year delivery programme, and is applying lessons from its early experience, Josephine Smit finds.

Case study: Delivering community value alongside homes

Case study: Delivering community value alongside homes

Social infrastructure has been embedded in east London's Royal Wharf in a strategy to transform a former industrial site into a sustainable neighbourhood, Josephine Smit finds.

Case study: Leveraging data for faster site appraisal

Case study: Leveraging data for faster site appraisal

Transport for London turned to technology to help it assess the housing potential of more than 2,000 sites.

Case study: Adding homes to the fringe of a London estate

Case study: Adding homes to the fringe of a London estate

The 1950s-built Frampton Park estate in Hackney is being brought up to date with injections of contemporary urbanism, Josephine Smit finds.


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Opinion: The importance of public purpose

A professional body's debate about whether public interest obligations are compatible with members' interests is telling, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: The private sector cannot deliver enough homes

Opinion: The private sector cannot deliver enough homes

That means the public sector needs to intervene to directly develop homes too, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: How a low rise alternative to residential towers saved Norwich from a "monstrous carbuncle"

Opinion: How a low rise alternative to residential towers saved Norwich from a "monstrous carbuncle"

Why a developer dropped its legal challenge to the refusal of its Norwich high rise scheme is unclear, as is the secretary of state's reasoning in the case. But the presentation of an alternative low rise masterplan seemed to play a big part, writes Joey Gardiner.

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