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Need to know: Government ad campaign targets social housing tenants

The government is urging social housing tenants to complain if they are living in substandard housing, as part of a package of measures.

Coming up: Go ahead for Huddersfield's culture-led regeneration

Kirklees Council is creating a cultural heart in Huddersfield town centre, with new library, public square and other facilities.

Opinion: We need to integrate people and place in strategies for urban renewal

With Michael Gove back at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, there is some prospect of renewed momentum on the agenda, writes Tim Williams.

Advice: Supporting community led housing

Community land trusts could play an important role in providing affordable housing in urban areas but sites need to be identified and offered to them at below market prices, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Reaping the community benefits of build to rent

Affordable housing has to date had a relatively small part to play in build to rent developments. Andy Jones looks at whether more should be delivered as part of the package of community benefits.

Case study: Integrating industry with community in the city

A London industrial estate has been transformed from hostile, car-focused environment into an inclusive place that is pulling in the punters at evenings and weekends, writes Josephine Smit.

Need to know: Review calls for audit of social housing

Review highlights examples of poor quality housing and housing association bodies respond by pledging to drive implementation of its recommendations, including an audit of social housing stock.

Opinion: When the commonality between classes collapses

There has been a separation of interests and objectives between the working class and the middle classes that used to align with it, and divides are set to worsen, writes Tim Williams.

Analysis: Addressing damp and mould in rented housing

Calls to radically change the way landlords respond to damp and mould in their homes have turned to action in the wake of the death of Awaab Ishak, writes Josephine Smit.

Advice: Integrating schools into mixed use developments

Including a school as part of a mixed use development can bring vitality to a scheme, but it's important that the various uses are carefully integrated, finds Ben Kochan.

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