Councils funding needs a radical overhaul in the face of cuts of almost a third to their budgets, according to the Local Government Association.
The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed the government's proposed changes to the community infrastructure levy.
Sheffield city region has started looking for infrastructure and property schemes which could benefit from a new JESSICA fund launched last week.
Housing associations, private developers and a local asset backed vehicle are among the winners of a £1 billion government fund to support private sector rental housebuilding.
The government's housing watchdog has published a consultation on regulating the housing association sector, which could ringfence social housing from riskier activities.
An investment bank providing funds for infrastructure should allocate its cash on a regional basis, according to new research.
A national fund for urban development would quicken the pace of regeneration, according to research by think tank Centre for Cities.
Trade union Unison has urged Scottish councils to invest pension fund cash in affordable social housing rather than abroad.