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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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Leeds Skelton Lakes Services PIC Michael Edgar

Review: Creating a motorway service area to integrate with sensitive surroundings

The Leeds Skelton Lake Service area has been sensitively designed to integrate with a neighbouring nature reserve and provide public facilities for all, find Owen Thomas and Laura Holland.


Advice: Promoting reuse of car parks and their sites

There are many opportunities to redevelop town centre car parks, but it's important to carry out surveys to determine demand and identify alternative transport options and parking schemes, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: High density housing on a former industrial estate

The Dockley Road housing development fits neatly on a tight London site and has a generous central courtyard as its main access point, finds Simon Carne.

Advice: Minimising overheating in new housing

In the face of climate change, planners and urban designers need to consider how new homes will be cooled from the earliest stages of development, finds Ben Kochan.

Review: Restoration and reuse of listed buildings

Conversion of the historic Carriageworks in Bristol into homes and commercial space could preserve the building's beauty, but will need to weave itself into the area's culture to maximise the benefit, finds Alex Paul.

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