A shared passion for regeneration in Salford

A shared passion for regeneration in Salford
By Phil Mayall and Jim Taylor | June 24, 2019

Ten years ago, the English Cities Fund and Salford City Council submitted a plan for a scheme that would change the skyline of Salford, Greater Manchester and leave a vital legacy. Phil Mayall and Jim Taylor tell the story of the partnership.

    Making modular work in Birmingham

    By Cllr Sharon Thompson | June 18, 2019

    Birmingham City Council completes its first modular home this month. Cllr Sharon Thompson describes how the implementation of modern methods of construction (MMC) is the ‘real game changer’ that can help address the housing shortage.

    Clearing the air – a moral duty

    By Steve Rotheram | June 18, 2019

    Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram outlines the action the combined authority is taking to improve air quality and address the threat posed by climate change.

    Merging the best of both sectors to create new garden communities

    By Andy Jarrett | June 18, 2019

    Andy Jarrett explains how joint ventures and garden towns – including the Otterpool Park joint venture+ between Folkstone and Hythe DC and Cozumel Estates, for up to 10,000 homes – will help the Government achieve its housing target.

  • Time to get the house in order

    June 24, 2019

    Trevor Hampton outlines why data needs to be part of your organisational DNA if you want to be ready for Artificial Intelligence (AI).


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