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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: Shopping centre redevelopment

Review: Shopping centre redevelopment

With a simple redevelopment scheme, Cathedral Lanes in Coventry has been changed from an inward looking shopping centre into a focal point for the city's main square, finds Geoff Wright.

Need to know: Church of England puts focus on housing crisis

Need to know: Church of England puts focus on housing crisis

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby launches commission to look at the UK's housing crisis and what the Church of England can do.

Advice: Planning for children's play in housing development

Advice: Planning for children's play in housing development

Rather than confining children's play to limited areas of a housing estate, streets and other public areas should be seen as places for fun, writes Ben Kochan.

Review: Town centre regeneration and refurbishment

Review: Town centre regeneration and refurbishment

The first phase of the Glass Works project in Barnsley involved refurbishing the market hall, and integrating that better into the town centre should help anchor the next phase, finds Clare Plant.

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