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Stunning images show new tunnels being dug beneath central London for Crossrail

Stunning images of the new tunnels being dug under London to make way for Crossrail have been released as the stretch is almost complete.<p>Crossrail …

Tunnel vision: London’s Crossrail enters its final leg

Elizabeth, one of the last tag team of Crossrail tunnelling machines, has made the first breakthrough into the City of London, 40 metres below ground under Liverpool Street. The moment when the 6.2 metre-wide drill head cut through the wall into the hollowed-out future station marked the start of …

Thousands gather in London to protest against lack of affordable housing

Thousands of people gathered outside City Hall on Saturday to demand Boris Johnson urgently tackle the lack of affordable housing in the capital and curb the spiralling rents that they warn are “ripping the heart” out of London.<p>An estimated 5,000 encircled the building and urged the mayor to tackle …

Property developers allowed to reduce affordable housing commitments

Government’s new vacant building credit described as ‘insane’, as Westminster council estimates it could lose up to £1bn in housing payments<p>Housing developers in the UK could gain hundreds of millions of pounds in windfall profits under a new policy that lets them reduce contributions to building …

Could we plan our cities using Twitter?

This week’s best city stories think about Twitter as a tool for urban planners and local governments, take a look at New Mexico’s behaviour-changing musical road and find out the six safest junction designs for walkable cities.<p>We’d love to hear your responses to these stories and any others you’ve …

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Social housing tenants banned from using garden in Tower Bridge luxury development

Social housing tenants have been banned from enjoying a communal garden linking their building to a set of luxury apartments in Tower Bridge, after …

The tech-savvy Londoners finding innovative ways to solve the capital's housing crisis

<b>ALL IN THE APP</b><b><br>Krishan Pattni and Robert Luck</b><br>Founders of Latis Homes (www.lat.is/homes) Krishan Pattni and Robert Luck, both 32, specialise in …

Rule Change Means Developers Pay Less Towards Affordable Housing

As if it's not hard enough to get affordable housing built in this city, the government has quietly made a change reducing the planning obligations …

Planning: change of use - Commons Library briefing

This briefing paper applies to England only. For information about use classes in the other UK countries see section 9 of the joint Library briefing …

New Photographs of Crashing Ocean Waves Frozen in Time by Pierre Carreau | Colossal

<p>Fascinated by the mysteries of the ocean his entire life, photographer Pierre Carreau (previously) documents the power and serenity of ocean waves …

Meet America’s Newest National Parks

Good news for anyone who loves high-heart-rate recreation, brilliant scenery, and a little bit of history—The National Park Service is starting 2015 off by establishing seven new national parks in eight different states and the District of Columbia. They include a supervolcano popular with …