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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: Use of industrial and railway land

Review: Use of industrial and railway land

North London's The Pavilions enhances the natural habitat on its former industrial site and has attractive homes, but the interface with surrounding streets required more thought, find Lucy Large and Evelyn Wong.

Advice: Promoting community uses on the high street

Advice: Promoting community uses on the high street

Councils need to use their land ownership and planning powers to bring community uses to the high street, and work with commercial property owners, finds Ben Kochan.

Case study: Making the case for estate regeneration in a resident ballot

Case study: Making the case for estate regeneration in a resident ballot

Brent Council came up with a comprehensive campaign to help residents understand the choices in the ballot on plans to regenerate the South Kilburn estate, in north west London, and it paid dividends.

Need to know: Loan deal and sector champion for offsite housebuilding

Need to know: Loan deal and sector champion for offsite housebuilding

Homes England approves £30 million loan for modular housebuilder while government appoints Mark Farmer as offsite champion.

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