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Best practice, expert advice and case studies across placemaking disciplines including urban design, finance, sustainability and communities.

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Advice: Effective design review

Advice: Effective design review

Design review panels can be valuable in supplementing a local authority's urban design skills and helping to integrate large schemes, finds Ben Kochan.

 

Review: Creating an attractive and safe cycle route in outer London

Review: Creating an attractive and safe cycle route in outer London

New cycle lanes have been accompanied by imaginative public realm improvements in a project carried out as part of Transport for London's Mini-Holland initiative, writes Ian Hingley.

Analysis: Housebuilding industry needs to act on design quality

Analysis: Housebuilding industry needs to act on design quality

An audit of large-scale housing development identifies poor design quality, and sets out how the industry could do better, finds Josephine Smit.

Advice: Promoting performance art in town centres

Advice: Promoting performance art in town centres

Putting on performances in public places can have a lasting impact on town centres, but they need to be based on local issues and culture, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: Refurbishment of a historic theatre

Review: Refurbishment of a historic theatre

Refurbishment of Darlington's Hippodrome theatre provides much needed extra space while also celebrating the building's heritage, finds Emma Weedon.

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