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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.

 

Advice: Putting healthcare on the high street

Advice: Putting healthcare on the high street

The pandemic has shown that healthcare can be provided in a range of settings and new partnerships could help develop them further in vacant space on the high street, writes Ben Kochan.

Review: Reuse of a historic building for culture

Review: Reuse of a historic building for culture

Greenwich Council has sensitively adapted some of the eighteenth century buildings in Woolwich Arsenal to create the Woolwich Works complex of performance spaces, finds Simon Carne.

Case study: Driving sustainability in affordable housing

Case study: Driving sustainability in affordable housing

A project to upgrade the energy efficiency of 108 Lancashire homes is one element of a developer's broader environmental, social and governance strategy.

Advice: Repurposing department stores for social and leisure uses

Advice: Repurposing department stores for social and leisure uses

Department stores becoming vacant as large multiples close down offer opportunities to bring social and leisure uses into urban centres, finds Ben Kochan.

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