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Opinion: The importance of defining levelling up

Opinion: The importance of defining levelling up

Levelling up is a good thing and the Treasury now needs to define it, as a new report highlights, writes Tim Williams.

 

Advice: Promoting cycling in new housing development

Advice: Promoting cycling in new housing development

New housing schemes need to be designed so that it's easier for residents to get on their bicycles than jump in a car, if we are to achieve government ambitions to promote cycling, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: Housing and infrastructure projects share in £900 million government fund

Need to know: Housing and infrastructure projects share in £900 million government fund

More than 300 projects across England benefit from getting building fund to help drive economic recovery.

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.

Advice: Using pavements and streets for cafes and restaurants

Advice: Using pavements and streets for cafes and restaurants

Councils are closing roads and narrowing streets to enable cafes and bars to reopen, but they need to work with businesses to understand their needs, finds Ben Kochan.

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.

Advice: Providing sufficient space for walking and cycling

Advice: Providing sufficient space for walking and cycling

Councils should be looking at ways to enable safe walking and cycling for both the shorter and the longer term, finds Ben Kochan.

Coming up: Go ahead for Vauxhall tower scheme

Coming up: Go ahead for Vauxhall tower scheme

Zaha Hadid Architects' design for pair of mixed use towers gets approval from housing secretary Robert Jenrick.

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