Who is to blame for poor doors and cores? Developers, architects, registered providers, local authorities, housebuyers? One thing is clear – it’s not a technical or regulatory requirement, writes Steve Taylor
The sudden influx of city dwellers into towns, small cities and villages can have an impact on local communities, and fears of rising house prices and gentrification are not unfounded. Chris Stokel-Walker reports.
Philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin says: "Carnival is the world standing on its head." If this year has turned the world upside down, could Carnival become a radical tool to reimagine our public realm? Rosanna Vitiello explores her Radical Rethink
Working remotely, it turns out, is more focused, customer-oriented, supportive of professional development, and less boring. But where does that leave office space and the city centre? Steve Taylor reports
The government needs to fess up that its foray into the deregulation of planning has already created slums. Their white paper proposes a fatal return to “laissez-faire” in the middle of a health pandemic and climate emergency. It must be opposed, writes Christine Murray
Shared streets and surfaces were supposed to promote equity and safety, but resulted in the exclusion of the blind and partially sighted. What now for the dream of bringing pedestrians and motorists together? Nile Bridgeman reports
Maverick serial entrepreneur and tech cluster expert Claire Cockerton on how Covid is reshaping the office, what makes a great tech cluster and how to make innovation centres more women-founder-friendly
These six Community Engagement projects are up for a golden pineapple and will present their approach live in front of the judging panel at The Pineapples awards for place, 12-16 July at an online event