New UK housing ‘dominated by roads’

A new report from University College London (UCL) says too many highways engineers are still approving roads that do not fully account for pedestrians and cyclists. It follows a government survey suggesting three quarters of people want to drive less to protect our...

Serious design flaws in many housing estates, report claims

Matthew Carmona, a professor at University College London, whose team has surveyed new housing schemes across the country as part of a major forthcoming report, says big developers are producing too many estates with serious design flaws. “At present we are just not...

Bartlett professor to lead audit of housing design quality

The first systematic audit of housing design quality since CABE was scrapped has been announced. The project, which will examine at least 100 large-scale developments across England, will feed into the work of the government’s controversial Building Better, Building...

Organisations back UK’s first ever national housing design audit

A diverse group of organisations connected with the building industry have come together to support the UK’s first ever national housing design audit. The Place Alliance (UCL) and CPRE, with the support of the Home Builders Federation, the Urban Design Group, Civic...