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Both local and national politics provide obstacles to the process of delivering homes, writes Ian Barnett.
Carbon offset contributions for operational emissions can considerably impact scheme feasibility, but are generally not included at feasibility stage, write James Wickham, Liam Lawson Jones and Rosanna Cole.
Retrofitting the built environment at a neighbourhood scale feels like a no-brainer for a number of reasons, writes Chris Brown.
An approaching public and private sector downturn in the UK is likely to mean levelling down, rather than levelling up, writes Tim Williams.
Incubator spaces and hubs are fast becoming central to community planning as enlightened landowners and other players recognise their value, writes Ananya Banerjee.
Researchers have found new and existing homes in England will use up more than the country's entire carbon budget by 2050, if we continue business as usual, writes Chris Brown.
Opinion: Why councils are likely to resist pleas to ease obligations to compensate developers for declining returns
Recent rises in build costs and drops in house prices are prompting developers to ask councils to ease obligations to help them maintain completion numbers. But authorities have reasons to hold their ground, writes Joey Gardiner.
Whatever the long term programme to move towards levelling up, the government's short term priority should be to support the immediate spending needs of hardest hit communities, writes Tim Williams.
The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill puts greater emphasis on allowing local voices to be heard in the planning process, but concerns remain, writes Lucy Anderson.
Mark Edgerley looks at plans to strengthen aspects of strategic planning, from neighbourhood planning to mayoral authorities.
Our combined response to the climate emergency is too little, too late to prevent serious negative impacts, so we need to be working on adaptation, writes Chris Brown.
Cities have a key part to play in combatting climate change and data can help highlight their individual challenges and provide the catalyst for tackling them, writes Alexis Haass.
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