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Without the dynamism of the tertiary education sector, many cities in the UK would be on their last legs, writes Tim Williams.
Last month's serious floods, affecting large areas in the north of England, have put the issue of development on the flood plain back in the news.
That means looking at growth and inclusion through the lens of sustainability, rather than continuing to pursue growth at all costs, writes Mark Lynam.
Making the change from a sprawling, car reliant town with a bombed out high street to a fully functioning, attractive walkable place isn't easy, writes Chris Brown.
There has been a lack of land-use and transport integration at the heart of infrastructure appraisal, writes Tim Williams.
Goldsmith Street in Norwich, the 105-home council housing development which won last month's Stirling Prize for architecture, was undoubtedly a timely victor.
The government's National Design Guide for new housing is fundamentally flawed in its belief that regulation can deliver good design, writes Chris Brown.
Civic dialogue is needed to identify a city's key challenges and opportunities and lead to effective answers and delivery, writes Tim Williams.
Last week the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) made clear it will make no changes to the planning system to encourage the building of more homes using modern methods of construction. It comes despite compelling evidence that using such methods can significantly speed the delivery of homes, and a promise to consider reforms in the 2017 Housing White Paper.
To get a true picture of the UK's coastal communities, it is important to recognise the value and potential of their maritime economy, writes Iain Mackinnon.
We have an almost complete policy vacuum on active ground floor uses that are so important to generating social capital, wellbeing and community cohesion, writes Chris Brown.
August's announcement by housing secretary Robert Jenrick of new rules around shared ownership was probably most significant for the wider policy hints it contained.
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