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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Opinion: Plan transport for urban growth rather than to relieve congestion

Opinion: Plan transport for urban growth rather than to relieve congestion

There has been a lack of land-use and transport integration at the heart of infrastructure appraisal, writes Tim Williams.

 

Review: City centre rail connections

Review: City centre rail connections

The Ordsall Chord project has both improved rail connections in Manchester city centre and created a network of successful public spaces around it, finds Murray Graham.

Advice: Planning for electric vehicles

Advice: Planning for electric vehicles

The number of charging points is increasing to promote greater use of electric vehicles, but councils need to ensure they are in the right place, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: South Wales needs a long term plan for transport infrastructure

Opinion: South Wales needs a long term plan for transport infrastructure

The Welsh government's decision to drop plans for a relief road around Newport is sound, but South Wales still needs transport infrastructure and ways to fund it, says Tim Williams.

Analysis: Tackling urban air pollution

Analysis: Tackling urban air pollution

Some cities are looking to congestion charging to limit air pollution, but there is also a need to focus on design of the city infrastructure and buildings, finds Josephine Smit.

Advice: Planning flexible car parking space in new housing development

Advice: Planning flexible car parking space in new housing development

Local authority car parking standards need to be applied flexibly as transport habits change and parking areas designed for repurposing as they become redundant, finds Ben Kochan.

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.

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