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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: Providing for children's play

Advice: Providing for children's play

Children do not require any special play provision, but streets and other places need to be made welcoming and safe from cars, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: Government commits extra £3.5 billion to fix high rise homes

Need to know: Government commits extra £3.5 billion to fix high rise homes

New support for homes with unsafe cladding is targeted at buildings over 18 metres in height, while other leaseholders can access capped loans.

Review: High density suburban brownfield development

Review: High density suburban brownfield development

Greenford Quay is in suburban west London, but provides high density housing and its first phase shows promise, finds Simon Carne.

Advice: Providing sustainably for online shopping deliveries

Advice: Providing sustainably for online shopping deliveries

Through the pandemic, the need to provide regional and local distribution sites for online shopping deliveries has become even more pressing, finds Ben Kochan.

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