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urbanisation

Epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations

Romola Davenport and Richard Smith from the University of Cambridge explore epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations and the consequences of urbanisation.
UK's housing crisis

The role of modular in addressing the UK’s housing crisis

astudio architects explain that modular has an important part to play in addressing the UK’s housing crisis
energy efficiency measures

New regulations will require landlords to install energy efficiency measures

Tenants living in some of the coldest homes in England and Wales are set to benefit from amended regulations requiring landlords to install energy efficiency measures, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry announced today
local services

Budget to support new housing, high streets and local services

Budget will boost efforts to build homes, restore the dream of home ownership, help our high streets and support councils to deliver local services, says Communities Secretary
socially sustainable Europe

Recommendations for a more socially sustainable Europe

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum met on 23-24 October 2018 in Stuttgart to discuss ‘Anchoring the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve Social Rights for All’
Budget 2018

Budget 2018: The main points you need to know

Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the final pre-Bexit Budget yesterday and here is a summary of the main issues raised during his speech.
unsafe cladding

Government distribute £400m to remove unsafe cladding on social housing

The Government has began releasing its dedicated £400 million fund to remove and replace unsafe cladding on high-rise social housing.
real estate, blockchain technology

Is it safe to buy and sell real estate on the blockchain?

Emmanuel Darko, distributed ledger technology expert discusses the capabilities of purchasing real estate through the blockchain.
affordable rent homes

Forty-one brand new affordable rent homes unveiled in Runcorn

A new development of more than 40 affordable rent homes has been unveiled in Runcorn with developers naming part of the site in memory of former local councillor John Swain
home ownership

Home ownership dream is still alive for UK teens

Two-thirds of UK teens still expect to own a home within the next ten years, according to a new report on the issues facing young people today
illegal gas fitters

Liverpool Council to tackle illegal gas fitters who are putting lives at risk from...

Liverpool City Council has agreed a ground-breaking initiative to provide life-saving technology that will tackle the dangers of illegal gas fitters and keep tenants safe
exogenous factors

The impact of exogenous factors on high rise housing estates

Dr Gideon Bolt from the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University details the impact of exogenous factors on high rise housing estates.
green belt

Redefining the green belt to tackle the UK’s housing crisis

astudio argues that redefining the green belt will help tackle the UK’s current housing crisis 
social housing residents

Social housing residents to receive new deal

A new deal for social housing residents, as part of the government's commitment to make a housing market fit for the future has been launched by Secretary of State for Communities Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP
renters

Tech companies win government competition to help renters onto property ladder

Winners of the government's Rent Recognition Challenge Tech will use their prize money to create a simple to use apps that will help renters towards owning their own home.
millennials

Eco-friendly homes: a look at millennials and the housing market

When you think about a typical house, it is usually made from either stone or brick, powered by electricity and has a roof structured to protect its residents from rain. However, as millennials hit the housing market, the criteria has begun to change and they are driving the construction of ‘wellness-minded’ buildings.
Scotland's broadband

Solving Scotland’s broadband shortfall

Richard Watts, Head of Business Development at VXFIBER assesses whether the open access model can allow local authorities to solve Scotland’s lack of high-speed broadband connectivity.
specialised housing

£76m to build specalised housing for vulnerable people to live independently

Government have announced a plans to build thousands of extra homes, specially designed for people with disabilities, mental health issues and older people who need extra support, over the next three years which will be funded by an additional £76 million a year.
rough sleeping

£100 million government plan to end rough sleeping by 2027

The government plans to help thousands of rough sleepers through a new £100 million strategy which focuses on moving people away from the streets and into affordable accommodation.
supported housing

Supported housing funding to be retained in welfare system

Housing benefit will be kept in place for all those living in supported housing, the government has announced

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