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Analysis: Addressing damp and mould in rented housing

Calls to radically change the way landlords respond to damp and mould in their homes have turned to action in the wake of the death of Awaab Ishak, writes Josephine Smit.


Advice: Integrating schools into mixed use developments

Including a school as part of a mixed use development can bring vitality to a scheme, but it's important that the various uses are carefully integrated, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: Housing development on a former MoD site

The developers of Holbourne Park in Bath sought to build a Georgian-style neighbourhood, but its opportunities were limited by commercial realities, find Amanda Taylor and Stephanie Massie.

Need to know: London mayor issues warning to housing associations

Greater London Authority could withdraw funding from affordable housing providers failing to maintain homes to high standards.

Case study: Creating a park on a city site

The new park at the heart of Manchester's emerging Mayfield regeneration scheme has been created to respond to the aspirations of local people and delivered sustainably, finds Josephine Smit.

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