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Advice: How to strengthen community consultation for large placemaking projects

Advice: How to strengthen community consultation for large placemaking projects

To avoid wild rumours flying around, bring the community in early when considering major schemes, and think about how to make consultation more accessible, Ben Kochan finds.

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Case study: Greening a west London estate

Case study: Greening a west London estate

A housing estate in west London has been enhanced through a series of environmental interventions, Susie Sell finds

Case study: Integrating low-energy housing into Victorian terraces

Case study: Integrating low-energy housing into Victorian terraces

Community engagement and urban design were key to Blueprint's approach to integrating new low-energy housing into a deprived area of Nottingham, Susie Sell finds.

Case study: How a high-density village is weathering the recession

Case study: How a high-density village is weathering the recession

Housing for students and social rent has helped a mixed-use scheme in north London come forward despite the financial crisis, Ben Kochan finds.

Case study: Helping to create an identity for Wembley Park

Case study: Helping to create an identity for Wembley Park

The redevelopment of Wembley Park in north London involved the delivery of a wayfinding strategy that helped people navigate the area and create a sense of place. Susie Sell looks at how it was done


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Review: High density project creates a tranquil and friendly setting

Review: High density project creates a tranquil and friendly setting

Despite its high density and gritty urban surroundings, the St Andrews housing development in east London has a remarkably tranquil and friendly feel to it, finds Jeremy Estop

Comment: London Mayor has created cross-political recognition of benefits of walkable cities, by Tim Williams

Comment: London Mayor has created cross-political recognition of benefits of walkable cities, by Tim Williams

The idea that walkability and cycleability can deliver commercial returns for high streets and town centres is not so widely shared or understood across the ideological spectrum in Sydney, Tim Williams finds

Review: Chelmsford project fails to live up to potential to improve connections

Review: Chelmsford project fails to live up to potential to improve connections

The first phase of City Park West in Chelmsford uses local heritage and materials to create an attractive city centre living environment but connections with surrounding amenities need improvement, says Adam Rabone

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