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Need to know: City Hall backs council housing for capital

Need to know: City Hall backs council housing for capital

London mayor Sadiq Khan launches initiative to help councils build homes for social rent, with first three local authorities signing up to deliver 2,500 homes.

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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.

Case study: Defining an urban cultural quarter

Case study: Defining an urban cultural quarter

Leeds' SOYO combines well known cultural assets with new homes, cafes and open spaces in a newly branded place, finds Josephine Smit.


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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.

Opinion: NPPF Garden City omission is hard to justify

Opinion: NPPF Garden City omission is hard to justify

Last month more than 60 local authorities, masterplanners and developers signed an open letter to the government decrying its decision to drop the reference in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to 'Garden City' principles.

Opinion: The root of the city housing crisis lies in banking

Opinion: The root of the city housing crisis lies in banking

While many have been asking how we secure cities for all, in some cities whole streets are now for no one, writes Tim Williams, and ultimately banking is to blame.

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