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: 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.

Opinion: Capture the true value of infrastructure

Opinion: Capture the true value of infrastructure

Infrastructure appraisal often focuses on projects that purport to cut travel times, when it should pay more attention to potential for residential value uplift and job creation, writes Tim Williams.

Need to know: Developers and designers line up for HS2

Need to know: Developers and designers line up for HS2

Canary Wharf Group and Westfield Europe are among the developers in the running for the role of Euston master development partner, while designers have been shortlisted for key stations.

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