Good Practice

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: Developing homes while boosting training and employment

Review: Developing homes while boosting training and employment

Alconbury Weald in Cambridgeshire provides employment and training opportunities and 5,000 new homes, but success will depend on the masterplan's ability to respond to new labour supply issues, finds Kate Wood.

Advice: Regenerating seaside towns

Advice: Regenerating seaside towns

Strategies to regenerate seaside towns need to be based on the skills in the local communities, as well as local historic features, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: Regenerating a former garrison town

Review: Regenerating a former garrison town

The first housing scheme at Whitehill & Bordon includes community facilities and employment opportunities but has yet to be fully used, finds Saffron Frost.

Analysis: Building trust as well as homes

Analysis: Building trust as well as homes

Grosvenor is the latest to report a lack of trust in placemaking and the planning system, and it is among those working to build it, finds Josephine Smit.

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