Sustainability

The environmental impact and sustainability of new places and developments, including energy efficiency, carbon reduction and greening..

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Coming up: Go ahead for Wembley Park homes

Coming up: Go ahead for Wembley Park homes

Joint venture of Transport for London and Barratt London to develop 450 homes next to London Underground station.

 

Need to know: PM launches plan for greener buildings, energy, travel and jobs

Need to know: PM launches plan for greener buildings, energy, travel and jobs

Boris Johnson's green plan includes backing for energy efficient homes and public buildings and a neighbourhood trialling hydrogen for heating and cooking.

Opinion: Politicians are getting the sustainability message

Opinion: Politicians are getting the sustainability message

Local political leadership is driving a string of new sustainable neighbourhoods and the UK government will be making its own mark, writes Chris Brown.

Advice: Promoting cycling in new housing development

Advice: Promoting cycling in new housing development

New housing schemes need to be designed so that it's easier for residents to get on their bicycles than jump in a car, if we are to achieve government ambitions to promote cycling, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: Grasp the opportunity to create quality city streets

Opinion: Grasp the opportunity to create quality city streets

With the COVID shock having an impact on work and travel patterns, cities may have to respond quickly, says Chris Brown.

Analysis: Industry makes case for housing retrofit in green recovery

Analysis: Industry makes case for housing retrofit in green recovery

Upgrading the energy efficiency of existing homes could benefit the economy, environment and residents, but there are barriers to overcome, finds Josephine Smit.

Need to know: Bristol wins funding to test innovation on nine housing schemes

Need to know: Bristol wins funding to test innovation on nine housing schemes

Council-led partnership will trial modern methods of construction under initiative backed by government agency.

Opinion: Can city streets be changed for good?

Opinion: Can city streets be changed for good?

Temporary measures are being introduced in cities to encourage people to continue cycling and walking as lockdown is loosened. But there's the potential to think bigger, writes Chris Brown.

Advice: Providing sufficient space for walking and cycling

Advice: Providing sufficient space for walking and cycling

Councils should be looking at ways to enable safe walking and cycling for both the shorter and the longer term, finds Ben Kochan.

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