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Lives in the city take centre stage at MIPIM 2020

Lives in the city take centre stage at MIPIM 2020

MIPIM 2020 turns the spotlight on how cities need to reinvent themselves to meet aspirations for a better quality of life.

MIPIM 2019

Interview: Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Mayor

Interview: Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Mayor

The metro mayor talks exclusively to Planning on negotiating infrastructure funding with central government, housing numbers and development corporations

Six messages from the metro mayors at Mipim

Six messages from the metro mayors at Mipim

Four of England's directly elected city-region mayors shared a stage at the UK government pavilion at last week's Mipim international property fair in Cannes. Here are six key messages that emerged from what they said.

Government agency to back planning drive for housing diversity through funding choices

Government agency to back planning drive for housing diversity through funding choices

Funding decisions made by the government's housing agency for England will complement promised planning changes in encouraging a greater diversity of housing types on large sites, the Mipim property conference heard last week.

Five places win professional body recognition for quality plan-led placemaking

Five places win professional body recognition for quality plan-led placemaking

Five places across England have been picked as exemplars of high quality plan-led place-making, in a programme jointly run by the Local Government Association and built environment professional bodies.

Government pulls £68m Greater Manchester housing deal over 'way too low' housing targets

Government pulls £68m Greater Manchester housing deal over 'way too low' housing targets

A £68 million infrastructure funding package agreed as part of the Greater Manchester housing deal has been withdrawn by the government following the publication of lower housing targets in the city region's draft spatial framework.

Metro mayors used Mipim to preach a brownfield first message, by Richard Garlick

Metro mayors used Mipim to preach a brownfield first message, by Richard Garlick

While national politicians and London mayor Sadiq Khan were absent from this month's Mipim property conference, several English metro mayors took the opportunity to promote their city regions.

Technology

The hurdles to clearing Greater Birmingham's housing shortfall

Will the recently published independent evaluation of the options for meeting Greater Birmingham's housing shortfall help authorities resolve the issue, asks Richard Garlick.

Why it's still not clear whether Javid will really strip councils of plan-making powers

For all of his tough talking, communities secretary Sajid Javid has yet to decide to take plan-making responsibility away from any of the 15 councils that he identified in November as potential targets for intervention.

Diary: Cycling to MIPIM and wicked weather

First off, torrential rain, brutal head winds and steep gradients faced the peloton of property professionals who cycled from the UK to last week's MIPIM property festival in Cannes, but Diary is told the final stages made the pain worthwhile.

Mipim 2018: Birmingham City Council to push up its housing target

Birmingham City Council intends to push up its housing target for the city from 51,000 to 58,000 homes between 2011 and 2031 as a result of recent initiatives to intensify development.