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Placemaking Weekly Bulletin
Placemaking Weekly Bulletin 27th February 2020
 
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: Joint venture to deliver 1,400 homes Need to know: Joint venture to deliver 1,400 homes
Housebuilder Vistry Homes and housing association Aster Group have signed up to a four-year partnership.
 
Coming up 
Coming up: Derby mixed use regeneration on the way Coming up: Derby mixed use regeneration on the way
Developer St James Securities is bringing forward a residential and commercial scheme in the Becketwell area of Derby's city centre.
 
Opinion
Opinion: How to push housebuilding back onto the path of good design Opinion: How to push housebuilding back onto the path of good design
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has pledged to deliver on the aspirations of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission. Chris Brown considers how.
 
Analysis
Analysis: How local authorities are stepping in to tackle declining shopping centres Analysis: How local authorities are stepping in to tackle declining shopping centres
Councils are having to take the lead in town centre regeneration as retail declines, and that can involve making some tough decisions about shopping centres, Josephine Smit finds.
 
Advice
Advice: Maximising community benefit from retail markets Advice: Maximising community benefit from retail markets
A varied offer in street food and entertainment is key to revitalising markets, but their traditional role as a source of low cost items should not be neglected, says Ben Kochan.
 
Editor's Pick
Judging panel for 2020 Planning Awards announced Judging panel for 2020 Planning Awards announced
In total, 21 senior figures from the planning and development industry have signed up to act as judges for the Planning Awards 2020, including representatives from local planning authorities, developers, retailers, charities, consultancies, housing associations and advisory bodies.
Three reasons to attend Planning for Housing 2020 North & Midlands Three reasons to attend Planning for Housing 2020 North & Midlands
The housing ministry's head of architecture will be speaking at the Planning for Housing 2020 North & Midlands conference alongside developers, consultants, lawyers and senior council planning officers.
 
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