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Placemaking Weekly Bulletin
Placemaking Weekly Bulletin 07th August 2022
 
Weekly email highlights from Placemaking Resource, the information hub for people involved in creating great places. Including advice, case studies, research summaries, comment and news.
 
Need to Know
Need to know: London mayor to target 20,000 new council homes Need to know: London mayor to target 20,000 new council homes
Sadiq Khan makes commitment to supporting councils to double council housebuilding starts in the capital.
 
Coming up 
Coming up: Go ahead for Berkshire homes and care facility Coming up: Go ahead for Berkshire homes and care facility
Council secures outline consent for scheme providing 130 sustainable homes as well as a 70-bed dementia care home in Wokingham.
 
Opinion
Opinion: Adapt places and buildings for the climate damage that's now inevitable Opinion: Adapt places and buildings for the climate damage that's now inevitable
Our combined response to the climate emergency is too little, too late to prevent serious negative impacts, so we need to be working on adaptation, writes Chris Brown.
Opinion: We need better data about the performance of cities to drive climate action Opinion: We need better data about the performance of cities to drive climate action
Cities have a key part to play in combatting climate change and data can help highlight their individual challenges and provide the catalyst for tackling them, writes Alexis Haass.
Opinion: Is planning becoming more top-down or bottom up? Opinion: Is planning becoming more top-down or bottom up?
Mark Edgerley looks at plans to strengthen aspects of strategic planning, from neighbourhood planning to mayoral authorities.
 
Analysis
Analysis: When the climate crisis and the energy crisis hit home Analysis: When the climate crisis and the energy crisis hit home
While the cost of energy to heat and cool UK homes soars, progress in driving energy-efficient retrofit and adaptation of homes to our changing climate has been slow, writes Josephine Smit.
 
Advice
Advice: Creating water-efficient housing development Advice: Creating water-efficient housing development
With increasing water shortages, planners need to negotiate for developers of new housing to install water-efficient appliances and rainwater harvesting systems, finds Ben Kochan.
 
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