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The key planning issues raised by the Grenfell Tower blaze

The key planning issues raised by the Grenfell Tower blaze

While responsibility for fire safety does not lie with the planning system, planning committee members are nevertheless seeking extra assurances from applicants that tall building proposals are safe following last week's horrific blaze at the Grenfell Tower in west London.

Historic England invites proposals for new heritage zones with 'particular focus' on housing

Historic England invites proposals for new heritage zones with 'particular focus' on housing

Heritage body Historic England is to roll out its Heritage Action Zones initiative and has asked for partnerships across the country to come forward with proposals for new designations with 'a particular focus' on housing.

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Regeneration with safety designed in, by Graeme Bell

The worst of a few has brought out the best in many. As stories of bravery and self-sacrifice in the teeth of the terrorist attacks in London emerge, so the tribute candles flicker, flowers wilt, all are cleared and life goes on. As, of course, it must.

Return of urban renewal as mayors dodge tough calls, by Joey Gardiner

It's now nearly two decades since architect Richard Rogers started the study that produced the concept of urban renaissance.

Respect renewal areas' existing communities, by Chris Brown

I recently watched two films with placemaking themes. The first was Citizen Jane, the story of community activist Jane Jacobs' successful 1960s campaign against New York city planner Robert Moses' proposals for the destruction of Manhattan through large-scale demolition. The second, A Moving Image, based on the Reclaim the Streets protests in Brixton in 1998, asked intelligent questions about gentrification.

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