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Opinion: We need a new template for how we develop our cities

An approach that is both human-centric and focuses on sustainability is central to shaping city success, writes Federica Buricco.

Advice: Promoting affordable workspace to regenerate urban areas

Affordable workspace can help regenerate urban areas and support enterprise but needs to be genuinely affordable and based in the community, finds Ben Kochan

Case study: Creating more welcoming outdoor spaces for teenage girls

A new park in Bradford has been designed to be more attractive and safer for teenage girls and inclusive to all, finds Josephine Smit.

Opinion: Time to put a spotlight on housing quality

Poor quality housing has a significant cost to human wellbeing and to the NHS, writes Olga Turner.

Analysis: Homes England's drive for regeneration and placemaking

Industry players and partners see benefits in the government agency's new place-based approach, but some point to potential hurdles and a need for clarity, finds Josephine Smit.

Opinion: Learn the lessons from public resistance to the 15 minute city concept

Communities may have been consulted over the introduction of 15 minute neighbourhoods, but they have not been listened to, writes Tim Williams.

Advice: Promoting housing for older people

Councils need to plan for the rapidly growing numbers of older people and the resulting homes and their facilities can help reinvigorate town centres, finds Ben Kochan.

Case study: A partnership approach to providing affordable homes

Brighton and Hove City Council and affordable housing provider the Hyde Group have joined forces to deliver 1,000 affordable homes and their first schemes are nearing completion, Josephine Smit writes.

Need to know: Government set to tighten rules on holiday lets

Proposal to require landlords in England to seek planning permission to make new homes available for short-term lets get mixed response from MPs.

Opinion: The world of real estate is facing radical reconfiguration

With the end of one era of urbanism and real estate usage, another is beginning, writes Tim Williams, and knowledge and research are key to navigating its uncertainty.

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