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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.
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.
We need to demand better places if we don't want government to repeat the approaches of the past, writes Chris Brown.
Urban policy in areas including transport, housing density, office occupancy and co-working is being brought into question by the pandemic, writes Tim Williams.
No-contact consultation can be effective and fully comply with local authority requirements, although it has to be a different experience, writes Michael Hardware.
Placemaking practice should focus on some of the critical health outcomes that well designed places can influence, writes Chris Brown.
The recent report of the UK2070 Commission chaired by Lord Kerslake sets out actions to overcome regional inequalities, which could be wins for government, writes Tim Williams.
Last month John Tutte, executive chair of Redrow, one of the UK's largest volume housebuilders, hit out at the conclusions of the government-backed Building Better Building Beautiful Commission.
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has pledged to deliver on the aspirations of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission. Chris Brown considers how.
With just under 30 per cent of its children found to be living in poverty, Wales should be in the sights of a government committed to helping left behind people and places, says Tim Williams.
One of the key asks from the government-backed Building Better Building Beautiful Commission was for improved enforcement to ensure developers adhere to approved plans when they build out schemes.
That is to improve the economic outcomes for under-served communities in the former industrial heartlands, writes Tim Williams.
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