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Placemaking Weekly Bulletin
Placemaking Weekly Bulletin 02nd August 2021
 
Weekly email highlights from Placemaking Resource, the information hub for people involved in creating great places. Including advice, case studies, research summaries, comment and news.
 
Need to Know
Need to know: Government sets out design parameters for new neighbourhoods Need to know: Government sets out design parameters for new neighbourhoods
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick launches National Model Design Code and revised NPPF in drive to put beauty at heart of planning system.
 
Coming up 
Coming up: Green light for Leeds student scheme Coming up: Green light for Leeds student scheme
McLaren Property is to repurpose three buildings in the city's civic quarter to create student accommodation.
 
Opinion
Opinion: Working in the areas of the country that need us most Opinion: Working in the areas of the country that need us most
Two recent reports looking at different aspects of deprivation provide pointers for placemakers, writes Chris Brown.
Opinion: Transport is the route to urban revival Opinion: Transport is the route to urban revival
There is an opportunity to shape and integrate time-worn urban centres with transport projects, writes Colin Bennie.
 
Advice
Advice: Using popups to revitalise high streets Advice: Using popups to revitalise high streets
The temporary use of vacant shops by artists and other non-commercial uses can help bring long term change to the high street if dynamic activities are chosen, finds Ben Kochan.
 
Case study
Case study: Enabling skills training alongside regeneration Case study: Enabling skills training alongside regeneration
A skills academy has been established to help maximise the employment potential of Thamesmead's 30-year regeneration programme.
 
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