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Need to know: Commission sets out proposal for renewal fund

Need to know: Commission sets out proposal for renewal fund

A 25-year fund is among proposals put forward by UK2070 Commission in its first report on tackling social, economic and environmental inequalities.


Case study: Converting unused and underused spaces to homes

Case study: Converting unused and underused spaces to homes

London housing association Poplar HARCA is two thirds of the way through a successful scheme to unlock hidden homes and is sharing its learning with others, Josephine Smit finds.

Advice: Bringing empty homes back into use for community benefit

Advice: Bringing empty homes back into use for community benefit

Councils and community organisations can work together to help maximise the local benefits of bringing empty homes into use, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: Council looks to intervene to drive retail regeneration

Need to know: Council looks to intervene to drive retail regeneration

Knowsley Council is in discussions with developer St Modwen to buy Kirkby town centre assets to deliver long-awaited redevelopment.

Review: Reuse of historic buildings

Review: Reuse of historic buildings

The Kettleworks apartment development in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter has reinstated historic street patterns, but it is important that there is also activity at ground level, finds Katie Kershaw.

Opinion: Passing on the learning from east London

Opinion: Passing on the learning from east London

Western Sydney's councils, government departments and private sector are heading to east London to learn from the places, processes and people that have reshaped it, writes Tim Williams.

Review: Seaside regeneration

Review: Seaside regeneration

Refurbishment of the Spanish City entertainment complex in Whitley Bay is part of a wider strategy to regenerate the seafront, and has created a series of connected spaces, finds Cathy Russell.

Opinion: Stop talking down the high street

Opinion: Stop talking down the high street

We need to recognise the specific challenges of individual high streets, and not assume that the national narrative is true for every place, writes Holly Lewis.

Review: Town centre regeneration and refurbishment

Review: Town centre regeneration and refurbishment

The first phase of the Glass Works project in Barnsley involved refurbishing the market hall, and integrating that better into the town centre should help anchor the next phase, finds Clare Plant.

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