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600 Apps Created from TfL’s Data Collection

Smart Cities are changing the face of modern urbanism by using a data driven approach, particularly taken from the Internet of Things (IoT), to make urban living more efficient and improve public services. Theo Blackwell, a Specialist Appointment as Chief Digital Officer by the Mayor of London, set out the underlying principles of using technology […]

Posted by: John Clark

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Mayfield: Manchester’s new vibrant neighbourhood

Pop-up street food. Underground raves. Hosting acts from Stormzy to ballet. A new part of Manchester is opening up following the start of an ambitious urban renewal project. Mayfield, named for the former train station at its heart, like many parts of inner Manchester, is being restored after a period of urban blight. James Heather […]

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The Three Construction Projects Transforming York

The City of York is poised for several development schemes, bringing major transformation of several areas as a result. York Central is the flagship development, a £1bn scheme that could be taking place over the next 20 years and is set to be a major boon to the city’s economy. Council Leader, Keith Aspden described […]

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Consultation on “Once in a Generation” Community For Portsmouth

A unique opportunity to develop a new vibrant, car free community on a 27HA reclaimed peninsula has emerged in Portsmouth.  There are proposals for  new 4000 homes, along with 1 million sq ft of employment space Natascha McIntyre Hall, Assistant Director of Portsmouth City Council told attendees of the South Coast Development Conference that: “What […]

Posted by: John Clark

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Local Leaders Make the Case for Devolution on the South Coast

The South Coast region, stretching from Bournemouth to Brighton is a core economic region of the UK, yet lacks any major devolution deal.  An attempt to create a Solent Combined Authority, bringing together Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight was rejected in 2018.  Geoff Raw , Brighton & Hove City Council, Chief Executive, speaking at […]

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The £72m Proposals for Manchester Ship Canal

A joint-venture between Countryside Properties and Peel Investments North has submitted two proposals featuring 455 homes next to the Manchester Ship Canal in Partington. The schemes, which have a total construction value of £72.3m, according to the partnership, will be built aross 40 acres of private land to the north of Lock Lane. If approved, […]

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Muse Developments £1bn Wirral Scheme Gains Support

The £1bn transformation of Birkenhead looks set to receive backing today, as Wirral Council is asked to back a business plan for the development. Wirral Growth Company – a joint venture between Muse Developments and Wirral Council – have been leading plans for the £1bn project and the business plan submitted to the Council will […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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