Infrastructure

The infrastructure to support vibrant and viable places, including transport, utilities, energy and community facilities including education, retail, leisure & recreation.

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Advice: Providing healthcare as part of major housing development

Advice: Providing healthcare as part of major housing development

Proposers of major housing developments need to consider a range of options for addressing the healthcare needs of incoming residents, finds Ben Kochan.

 

Opinion: Making the right choices for city infrastructure

Opinion: Making the right choices for city infrastructure

Sydney's WestConnex highway holds lessons for reform in the way urban infrastructure is prioritised and communities are engaged, writes Tim Williams.

Advice: Promoting housing on retail sites

Advice: Promoting housing on retail sites

Retail sites have great potential to add housing, but there's a need to understand retailers' operational needs and create an attractive environment for residents, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Planning for autonomous vehicles

Advice: Planning for autonomous vehicles

It may be some time before fully autonomous vehicles are a familiar sight on our streets but town centres and housing schemes need to be planned to accommodate them now, reports Ben Kochan.

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Case study: Turning a city river from a negative to a positive force

Case study: Turning a city river from a negative to a positive force

The river running through Derry-Londonderry has long been a focus for people in despair, but it could now become a catalyst for change, writes Josephine Smit.

Review: Redesigning a major junction to create public space

Review: Redesigning a major junction to create public space

Rerouting traffic around a central island on north London's Archway gyratory creates a public space and an attractive environment, but needs more greenery and street furniture, says Ian Hingley.

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Opinion: There's more to a smart city than technology

Opinion: There's more to a smart city than technology

It also needs smart government that can identify the needs of the city and use data to manage it, writes Tim Williams.

Opinion: The road to somewhere

Opinion: The road to somewhere

Tim Williams sees up close the damage done to city roads by prioritising car drivers' needs, and finds opportunities in technological change.

Advice: Promoting electric car use

Advice: Promoting electric car use

To facilitate the UK's shift to electric vehicles, councils need to develop a network of charging points based on an understanding of how people travel and use places, finds Ben Kochan.

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