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Small interventions in the urban fabric have been largely lost in the UK development industry, resulting in a loss of much that is of value in placemaking, says Chris Brown.
Infrastructure appraisal often focuses on projects that purport to cut travel times, when it should pay more attention to potential for residential value uplift and job creation, writes Tim Williams.
Urban community-led housing seems to be gaining traction rapidly in England and particularly in cities like Bristol, Leeds and London.
The east London borough is changing fast, so it is down to local players to ensure that the area's heritage and communities thrive, writes Ibrahim Michael Maiga.
City divisions can run deep, resulting in lower life expectancies for the poorest residents. It's a challenge Tim Williams encountered in London and which might be even more pronounced in Sydney.
In the drive to create the home of the future, we lost sight of the value of such qualities as distinctiveness, community and stability, writes Dean Clifford.
It's hard, given the events in West London, to write about anything else, but it is also hard, in the absence of any concrete information on the causes, to comment on this tragedy. It may turn out that someone did something wrong negligently (or in other ways), but it also seems possible that this is the unimaginably tragic result of system failure.
The human tragedy at Grenfell Tower brings focus to the housing issues of those with the least choice, writes Stephen Gleave.
A planned motorway extension through Western Sydney Parklands provides an opportunity to take a more evidence based approach to appraisal, writes Tim Williams.
It's now nearly two decades since architect Richard Rogers started the study that produced the concept of urban renaissance.
I recently watched two films with placemaking themes. The first was Citizen Jane, the story of community activist Jane Jacobs' successful 1960s campaign against New York city planner Robert Moses' proposals for the destruction of Manhattan through large-scale demolition. The second, A Moving Image, based on the Reclaim the Streets protests in Brixton in 1998, asked intelligent questions about gentrification.
It can bring not only density, mixed uses and improved connectivity, but also clusters of talented people, employment and investment, writes Tim Williams.
- CIL / S106 Infrastructure Planning Officers Lewis Davey London (Greater)
- Team Leader - Planning Development Osborne Richardson East London
- Assistant Planning Officer Rochdale Borough Council Greater Manchester, North West
- Planning Officer Rochdale Borough Council Greater Manchester, North West
- Chief Planning Officer Rochdale Borough Council Greater Manchester, North West
- Senior & Principal Policy Officer Vivid Resourcing West Midlands Region
- Town Planner to Senior Town Planner Deverell Smith London (Central), London (Greater)
- Senior Town Planner Deverell Smith London (Central), London (Greater)
- Senior Urban Design Officer Ackerman Pierce London (Greater)
- Planning Manager Macdonald & Co London (Greater)
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