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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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Ten Degrees, Croydon

Review: Applying modular construction for high-rise housing

Ten Degrees in Croydon is an innovative modular development, but some pedestrians walking past it could find the resulting townscape discordant, says Jeremy Estop.

 

Glasgow Avenues

Advice: Cooling towns and cities

As heatwaves like those of 2022 become more frequent, it becomes increasingly important to plan and design for natural ventilation and provide cool spaces, writes Ben Kochan.

Oaklands Rise

Review: High density housing development in London

Oaklands Rise in west London is close to the limit of acceptable density, but its design quality still manages to provide a sufficient level of amenity, finds David Edwards.

Eddington Cambridge

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.

Exchange Square

Review: Redevelopment of a city square

The new look Exchange Square in the City of London has had its landscape softened with trees and shrubs, but could have been more diverse in its planting and target audience, writes Ian Hingley.

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