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: Securing schools as part of major housing schemes

Advice: Securing schools as part of major housing schemes

Providing a school early on in a large housing development can accelerate construction of further phases, but this requires careful planning, finds Ben Kochan.

 

Advice: Encouraging sustainable travel choices in new housing

Advice: Encouraging sustainable travel choices in new housing

Sustainable travel plans are increasingly required as part of planning applications for major housing schemes, but residents also need to be encouraged to use buses, walk or cycle, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Keeping pavements clear for pedestrians

Advice: Keeping pavements clear for pedestrians

Pavements in town and city centres need careful management to ensure they are interesting places, but don't become obstacle courses for pedestrians, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: When will they ever learn?

Opinion: When will they ever learn?

Bad transport infrastructure decisions in south Wales are continuing to cost the region dearly, writes Tim Williams.

Need to know: UK must trial low carbon options for home heating

Need to know: UK must trial low carbon options for home heating

First national infrastructure assessment highlights need for community level trials of hydrogen and heat pumps within three years.

Opinion: The needs of suburban motorists drive city road policy

Opinion: The needs of suburban motorists drive city road policy

Walkability has been designed out of Australian cities, and designing it back in needs to start with traffic lights, argues Tim Williams.

Advice: Providing for e-commerce deliveries in housing development

Advice: Providing for e-commerce deliveries in housing development

With the growth in online shopping and the promise of fast delivery, warehouse hubs are needed alongside major new residential development, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Big city council leaders needed to build great cities

Opinion: Big city council leaders needed to build great cities

Events in east London's Newham and in Western Sydney highlight the importance of quality councils with capacity and focus, writes Tim Williams.

Analysis: Taking electricity generation local

Analysis: Taking electricity generation local

Renewable technologies allow electricity to be generated locally, offering opportunities to bring local benefits, but systems and regulations have yet to keep pace, Josephine Smit finds.

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