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Opinion: Design for healthy and climate-friendly mobility

Opinion: Design for healthy and climate-friendly mobility

COVID response measures have highlighted the difficulties in moving to healthier and more sustainable forms of travel and placemakers need to be assertive to enable change, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: The most disadvantaged workers may have the biggest jobs transition ahead

Opinion: The most disadvantaged workers may have the biggest jobs transition ahead

Before levelling up even started some areas went backwards, writes Tim Williams, and post-pandemic recovery may not see their employment return.

Opinion: Why developers are worried about the new London Plan policy on tall buildings

Opinion: Why developers are worried about the new London Plan policy on tall buildings

The withdrawal of a major proposal, just prior to its consideration in a planning inquiry, has prompted some speculation, writes Joey Gardiner.

Opinion: Neighbourhood inequality could increase in the post-pandemic world

Opinion: Neighbourhood inequality could increase in the post-pandemic world

While wealthier locations may prove fairly resilient to changes wrought by the pandemic, deprived neighbourhoods will continue to lack public and private investment, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: Now is the time to redefine our regions

Opinion: Now is the time to redefine our regions

The Budget's fast, local money and backing for transport infrastructure will aid recovery in the West Midlands, and the region now needs to build back stronger, writes Simon Marks.

Opinion: How the pandemic's changes could shape the design of future homes

Opinion: How the pandemic's changes could shape the design of future homes

The future looks uncertain but design and planning innovations in homes and the built environment around them could help meet the challenges, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: The commercial properties first in line for residential conversion under the government's proposed permitted development boom

Opinion: The commercial properties first in line for residential conversion under the government's proposed permitted development boom

Don't expect department stores to be turned into flats overnight if government sticks to its plans to further deregulate commercial-to-residential conversion. But there will be a flood of prior approval applications to convert some other commercial uses, writes Joey Gardiner.

Opinion: Build to rent has a net zero opportunity

Opinion: Build to rent has a net zero opportunity

Reaching net zero in the residential sector requires significant change in approach, but the build to rent sector is well placed to benefit, writes Will Waller.

Opinion: Can developers build quality of life?

Opinion: Can developers build quality of life?

New guidance is exploring the connections between quality of life and the built environment, and its timing could be auspicious, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: What COVID-19 could mean for cities and regions

Opinion: What COVID-19 could mean for cities and regions

A kind of COVID and market-driven levelling up is going on in cities and the future is uncertain, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: Tapping into the reach and power of Homes England

Opinion: Tapping into the reach and power of Homes England

In the government's quest to improve the design quality and sustainability of new homes, its own delivery agency could be a catalyst, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: Look for the middle way out of the housing crisis

Opinion: Look for the middle way out of the housing crisis

We need innovative and varied solutions that middle-income earners can afford if we are going to address the housing crisis, writes Xander Vermeulen Windsant.


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