High-density transport networks key to city growth, say experts

High-density transport networks key to city growth, say experts

High-density transport networks between and within cities are vital for successful urban growth, experts told the Institute of Economic Development (IED) Annual Conference.

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How to foster growth in an infertile environment: Three key tips from economist Will Hutton

How to foster growth in an infertile environment: Three key tips from economist Will Hutton

Businesses and the economic development professionals that support them are operating in an unfriendly environment, economist and journalist Will Hutton told delegates at today's Institute of Economic Development annual conference in London.

Office-to-resi rules expected to deliver 32,000 new homes, chief planner reveals

Office-to-resi rules expected to deliver 32,000 new homes, chief planner reveals

Officials expect controversial new rules allowing the conversion of offices into housing without the need for planning permission to deliver 32,000 new homes across the country, the government's chief planner has revealed.

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Briefing: New model seeks to reinforce national heritage protection

Briefing: New model seeks to reinforce national heritage protection

Government is bringing in reforms to the agency responsible for protecting the nation's heritage assets. Emma Watton explains.

Call-in powers sought for new mayor

Call-in powers sought for new mayor

Greater Manchester could push for its new city-region mayor to have call-in powers on major schemes, according to a council chief.

Drainage duty: delivering sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS)

Drainage duty: delivering sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS)

A government U-turn on who should oversee sustainable urban drainage has put pressure on planners, writes John Geoghegan.

Ministers back fast rail scheme

Ministers back fast rail scheme

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