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Need to know: Government sets out design parameters for new neighbourhoods

Need to know: Government sets out design parameters for new neighbourhoods

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick launches National Model Design Code and revised NPPF in drive to put beauty at heart of planning system.

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Case study: Engaging with the community to design a neighbourhood

Case study: Engaging with the community to design a neighbourhood

The latest phases of a housing development in Nottingham are being shaped through an engagement approach that develops input, understanding and support, writes Josephine Smit.

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.


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Opinion: Working in the areas of the country that need us most

Two recent reports looking at different aspects of deprivation provide pointers for placemakers, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: Transport is the route to urban revival

Opinion: Transport is the route to urban revival

There is an opportunity to shape and integrate time-worn urban centres with transport projects, writes Colin Bennie.

Opinion: What levelling up can learn from east London

Opinion: What levelling up can learn from east London

The experiences that helped shape the regeneration of Barking and Dagenham should guide current efforts to level up, says Tim Williams.

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