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: Maximising community benefit from retail markets

Advice: Maximising community benefit from retail markets

A varied offer in street food and entertainment is key to revitalising markets, but their traditional role as a source of low cost items should not be neglected, says Ben Kochan.

 

Need to know: Prime minister's confirmation of HS2 welcomed

Need to know: Prime minister's confirmation of HS2 welcomed

High Speed 2 rail link is set to boost regional regeneration and economies, attracting business and supporting employment.

Review: Creating an attractive and safe cycle route in outer London

Review: Creating an attractive and safe cycle route in outer London

New cycle lanes have been accompanied by imaginative public realm improvements in a project carried out as part of Transport for London's Mini-Holland initiative, writes Ian Hingley.

Advice: Promoting live music venues in urban centres

Advice: Promoting live music venues in urban centres

Live music venues bring vibrancy to urban centres and with good planning and design, friction with local residents can be avoided, finds Ben Kochan.

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.

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