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Placemaking Bulletin
Placemaking Bulletin 01st December 2022
 
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: Regulator downgrades financial viability ratings of 19 housing associations Need to know: Regulator downgrades financial viability ratings of 19 housing associations
Regulator of Social Housing's latest check of providers' financial resilience sees ratings of 19 downgraded in a reflection of challenging economic conditions.
 
Coming up 
Coming up: Stretford town centre revamp on way Coming up: Stretford town centre revamp on way
First phase of masterplan for Greater Manchester town will create pedestrianised streets, a town square and space for dining, bars and local independent businesses.
 
Opinion
Opinion: Make design inclusive right from the start to create better, safer cities Opinion: Make design inclusive right from the start to create better, safer cities
A gender-responsive approach to city planning and design should become business as usual and not a special consideration, writes Sowmya Parthasarathy.
Opinion: Look locally to respond to the retail revolution Opinion: Look locally to respond to the retail revolution
Strategies for renewing or replacing declining shopping centres will be highly locational and localised, writes Tim Williams.
Opinion: Making the most of the opportunity in suburban build to rent Opinion: Making the most of the opportunity in suburban build to rent
Build-to-rent suburban communities have a part to play in delivering on the levelling up agenda, writes Ian Barnett.
 
Review
Review: Housing development on a former MoD site Review: Housing development on a former MoD site
The developers of Holbourne Park in Bath sought to build a Georgian-style neighbourhood, but its opportunities were limited by commercial realities, find Amanda Taylor and Stephanie Massie.
 
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