The build to rent sector’s focus on community and the long term is driving creative approaches to activating ground floor spaces in urban residential development, writes Pete Ladhams.
North London’s Otto and Nightingale School development successfully combines a new school with high rise housing on a tight urban site, finds Clare San Martin.
A government backed review is the latest in a series of interventions to help grow custom and self build housing. Josephine Smit looks at the sector’s progress.
Two recent reports looking at different aspects of deprivation provide pointers for placemakers, writes Chris Brown.
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick outlines proposals for new way of working to drive regeneration and levelling up, which will be set out in white paper later this year.
A professional body’s debate about whether public interest obligations are compatible with members’ interests is telling, writes Chris Brown
Building more homes is not enough to address the housing crisis, argues a commission established by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. The commission has set out an alternative, Josephine Smit writes.
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.
Social infrastructure has been embedded in east London’s Royal Wharf in a strategy to transform a former industrial site into a sustainable neighbourhood, Josephine Smit finds.
Tim Williams considers how ways of living could change, and gives a personal perspective on the loss of a UK housebuilding titan.