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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.
With increasing water shortages, planners need to negotiate for developers of new housing to install water-efficient appliances and rainwater harvesting systems, finds Ben Kochan.
With a growing number of electric vehicles being sold, councils need to expand charging infrastructure using their own sites and on streets, finds Ben Kochan.
Brighton & Hove City Council's Valley Gardens project has reduced vehicle dominance and created an attractive ribbon of green space, which is pedestrian and cycle friendly, finds Michael Doyle.
Almost every new housing estate being built now is obsolescent, writes Chris Brown, and we don't yet have an integrated approach to renewable electricity.
The London mayor has warned a transport funding deal is needed to safeguard housebuilding plans for the capital, while in Dagenham a CPO has been withdrawn because of concerns about station delivery.
Fear of contagion on mass transit and the shift to home working could mean public transport use and office occupancy never return to past levels, threatening received urban paradigms, writes Tim Williams.
There is an opportunity to shape and integrate time-worn urban centres with transport projects, writes Colin Bennie.
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