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Best practice, expert advice and case studies across placemaking disciplines including urban design, finance, sustainability and communities.

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Advice: Effective design review

Advice: Effective design review

Design review panels can be valuable in supplementing a local authority's urban design skills and helping to integrate large schemes, finds Ben Kochan.

 

Review: Sustainable housing on a brownfield site

Review: Sustainable housing on a brownfield site

The new Climate Innovation District being built by CITU on the edge of Leeds city centre offers a model for sustainable design and development, finds Stella Heeley.

Advice: Managing the impact of urban air pollution

Advice: Managing the impact of urban air pollution

Layout and design of streets and developments can help manage the air quality for residents in new and existing housing, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: Developing homes on an urban former school site

Review: Developing homes on an urban former school site

With its gentle proportions and use of traditional materials, the West Green housing development in north London sits comfortably among Victorian terraces, finds Tomasz Fiszer.

Analysis: Can government help grow England's self build sector?

Analysis: Can government help grow England's self build sector?

A government backed review is the latest in a series of interventions to help grow custom and self build housing. Josephine Smit looks at the sector's progress.

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