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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: Animating city centre spaces

Advice: Animating city centre spaces

Open air music, dance and theatre performances bring benefits to city centres, but public spaces need to be planned and landscaped to maximise their impact, finds Ben Kochan.

Coming up: Welwyn factory to become mixed community

Coming up: Welwyn factory to become mixed community

Welwyn Garden City's historic Shredded Wheat factory site will be regenerated with more than 1,400 homes, as well as retail, office and leisure space.

Review: Community and wellbeing hub

Review: Community and wellbeing hub

The Limelight in Old Trafford is a large scheme with community facilities and housing for older people, but its simple materials and muted colours mean it doesn't overpower neighbouring houses, finds Gordon Tero.

Advice: Promoting the digital high street

Advice: Promoting the digital high street

Digital technology can improve the high street shopping experience, but it's important also to work with independent retailers to maximise online promotion, finds Ben Kochan.

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