Sustainability

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

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Advice: How to integrate green roofs and walls into new development

Advice: How to integrate green roofs and walls into new development

Green roofs and walls can help improve the environment and quality of life for residents, but to maximise the benefits, they need to be planned as part of the green infrastructure, writes Ben Kochan.

 

Analysis: The return of green housebuilding policy

Analysis: The return of green housebuilding policy

Almost five years after the Code for Sustainable Homes was ended, sustainable housebuilding is back on the government's policy agenda, writes Josephine Smit.

Advice: Promoting urban food growing

Advice: Promoting urban food growing

Growing fruit and vegetables in urban areas can bring social benefits and increase access to fresh food, but the right crops need to be identified, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Planning for electric vehicles

Advice: Planning for electric vehicles

The number of charging points is increasing to promote greater use of electric vehicles, but councils need to ensure they are in the right place, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: Regenerating a former garrison town

Review: Regenerating a former garrison town

The first housing scheme at Whitehill & Bordon includes community facilities and employment opportunities but has yet to be fully used, finds Saffron Frost.

Opinion: We have to take the likelihood of climate change seriously

Opinion: We have to take the likelihood of climate change seriously

Research and record temperatures are repeatedly reminding us of how our climate is changing, and we need to take this seriously when designing new places, writes Chris Brown.

Need to know: Councils share in £11 million urban parks fund

Need to know: Councils share in £11 million urban parks fund

Eight urban areas win backing under initiative to come up with sustainable ways of managing and funding urban parks and open spaces.

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: Animating parks and open space

Advice: Animating parks and open space

Parks need to engage actively with their local communities to maximise their social and economic benefit, finds Ben Kochan.

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