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The Uk has a major housing shortage and it is estimated that 300,000* new homes are required each year to meet demand but current build rates are currently less than a third of this. To meet this growing need, a fresh and innovative approach is required. New forms of development, with higher residential densities, reimagined streets and public realm which prioritise walking and cycling could provide part of the solution. This study, part of a wider project funded by the Department of Transport, looked at UK and international examples to highlight good practice.

As part of the commission, we developed a number of 'worked examples' of how such development could work in practice on constrained sites.    

 

*Garden Villages: Empowering localism to solve the housing crisis. Lord Matthew Taylor. Policy Exchange, 2015.