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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: Terraced housing regeneration

Review: Terraced housing regeneration

In Liverpool's Welsh Streets two-up, two-down Victorian terraced housing is being regenerated to create modern homes with a variety of unit sizes and open plan layouts, finds Michael Cosser.

Advice: Promoting housing for people to downsize into

Advice: Promoting housing for people to downsize into

Planning policies are needed to encourage under-occupiers of large family housing to encourage them to 'downsize' to smaller and more convenient homes, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: Housing estate regeneration

Review: Housing estate regeneration

Cross-subsidy from private housing allowed Camden Council to fund new and improved social homes on the Maiden Lane estate, but the approach called for some compromise, finds Ben Wrighton.

Advice: Using offsite construction methods for new housing

Advice: Using offsite construction methods for new housing

Offsite approaches can produce high quality and environmentally efficient homes, but it's important to ensure the system allows the flexibility to deliver good design quality too, finds Ben Kochan.

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