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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.

 

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.

Review: Regeneration of a landmark housing estate

Review: Regeneration of a landmark housing estate

The third phase in the regeneration of Sheffield's Park Hill respects the estate's modernist design concept, says Jon Phipps, but it would be good to see the estate put to its original purpose too.

Need to know: Ex-Persimmon boss buys housebuilder Avant Homes

Need to know: Ex-Persimmon boss buys housebuilder Avant Homes

Yorkshire housebuilding firm led by former Persimmon CEO Jeff Fairburn acquires 2,000 home a year player Avant Homes Group.

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.

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