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: Transport is the route to urban revival

Opinion: Transport is the route to urban revival

There is an opportunity to shape and integrate time-worn urban centres with transport projects, writes Colin Bennie.

 

Advice: Using lighting to regenerate neighbourhoods and district centres

Advice: Using lighting to regenerate neighbourhoods and district centres

Lighting for neighbourhood and district centres needs to be reviewed and given a more human scale as more people are using these public spaces, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Greening junctions and roads

Advice: Greening junctions and roads

Greening junctions and roads can be part of active travel strategies to encourage greater walking and cycling, writes Ben Kochan.

Advice: Promoting the 15-minute neighbourhood

Advice: Promoting the 15-minute neighbourhood

Identifying attractive walking and cycling routes needs to be at the centre of strategies to promote the 15-minute neighbourhood, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Design for healthy and climate-friendly mobility

Opinion: Design for healthy and climate-friendly mobility

COVID response measures have highlighted the difficulties in moving to healthier and more sustainable forms of travel and placemakers need to be assertive to enable change, writes Chris Brown.

Advice: Providing parking in new housing development

Advice: Providing parking in new housing development

With declining car ownership and the possible introduction of autonomous vehicles, parking needs to be designed so space can be adapted for other uses when it is no longer needed, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Now is the time to redefine our regions

Opinion: Now is the time to redefine our regions

The Budget's fast, local money and backing for transport infrastructure will aid recovery in the West Midlands, and the region now needs to build back stronger, writes Simon Marks.

Advice: Providing for children's play

Advice: Providing for children's play

Children do not require any special play provision, but streets and other places need to be made welcoming and safe from cars, finds Ben Kochan.

Case study: Delivering community value alongside homes

Case study: Delivering community value alongside homes

Social infrastructure has been embedded in east London's Royal Wharf in a strategy to transform a former industrial site into a sustainable neighbourhood, Josephine Smit finds.

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