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Opinion: The fight for our city centres

Opinion: The fight for our city centres

The pandemic has put city centres and central business districts at risk and we need vision, guts and strategy to revive them, says Tim Williams.

Opinion: Setting a better standard for living for the recovery

Opinion: Setting a better standard for living for the recovery

Economic recovery offers the potential to focus on quality homes, health and wellbeing and compact neighbourhoods and the tools are at hand to deliver, write Hilary Satchwell and Katja Stille.

Opinion: Grasp the opportunity to create quality city streets

Opinion: Grasp the opportunity to create quality city streets

With the COVID shock having an impact on work and travel patterns, cities may have to respond quickly, says Chris Brown.

Opinion: How COVID-19 could influence housing and cities

Opinion: How COVID-19 could influence housing and cities

Tim Williams considers how ways of living could change, and gives a personal perspective on the loss of a UK housebuilding titan.

Opinion: Don't rely on the development sector to build back better

Opinion: Don't rely on the development sector to build back better

As current development proposals continue to promote business as usual, how can post-lockdown ambitions to do better make progress, asks Chris Brown.

Opinion: We need to reshape a flawed housing market

Opinion: We need to reshape a flawed housing market

Our housing delivery system lacks resilience and is unable, even in good times, to provide the homes citizens need at a price more can afford, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: Can city streets be changed for good?

Opinion: Can city streets be changed for good?

Temporary measures are being introduced in cities to encourage people to continue cycling and walking as lockdown is loosened. But there's the potential to think bigger, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: It's time to bounce-forward rather than bounce-back

Opinion: It's time to bounce-forward rather than bounce-back

Our notion of resilience through the COVID-19 crisis should involve creating a better world, harnessing and honouring the power of community, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: We need politicians to hear our voices

Opinion: We need politicians to hear our voices

We need to demand better places if we don't want government to repeat the approaches of the past, writes Chris Brown.

Opinion: What does Covid-19 mean for urban policy?

Opinion: What does Covid-19 mean for urban policy?

Urban policy in areas including transport, housing density, office occupancy and co-working is being brought into question by the pandemic, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: We can continue to consult without contact

Opinion: We can continue to consult without contact

No-contact consultation can be effective and fully comply with local authority requirements, although it has to be a different experience, writes Michael Hardware.

Opinion: It's time for developers to take health seriously

Opinion: It's time for developers to take health seriously

Placemaking practice should focus on some of the critical health outcomes that well designed places can influence, writes Chris Brown.


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