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Malthouse says tower block demolitions may be preferable to refurbishments

Malthouse says tower block demolitions may be preferable to refurbishments

The housing minister Kit Malthouse has said that demolishing high rise tower blocks and replacing them with "low rise and high density" homes in streets and squares may be preferable to the refurbishment of such buildings.

Planning consultancies appointed to Homes England advisory panel

Planning consultancies appointed to Homes England advisory panel

A raft of planning consultancies have been appointed to advise the government's housing agency on planning and development matters, it has been announced.

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Good placemaking pays corporate dividends, by Chris Brown

It may not be new but it's encouraging to see developer British Land, in its recent publication A Design for Life, throwing its weight behind the case for placemaking and design quality to improve health and wellbeing. Its assessment of the financial benefits to the state makes a compelling case.

Social value starts by building community, by Chris Brown

I recently spent a weekend at the Royal College of Art (RCA) with community housing activists listening to inspirational architects working on community-led housing projects from Melbourne (The Nightingale project), Barcelona (the Lacol collective), Berlin (various), Zurich (Kraftwerk 1) and London (StART).

Mayor's estate regeneration refusal is a political statement, by Chris Brown

The planning system is often criticised for the slow pace at which it adjusts to changing markets.

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