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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: Estate redevelopment in east London

Review: Estate redevelopment in east London

The location of Aberfeldy Village at the junction of two major roads poses design and layout challenges that its masterplan partially addresses, finds Brendan Kilpatrick.

Advice: Using popups to revitalise high streets

Advice: Using popups to revitalise high streets

The temporary use of vacant shops by artists and other non-commercial uses can help bring long term change to the high street if dynamic activities are chosen, finds Ben Kochan.

Need to know: MHCLG to work with councils in place-based approach

Need to know: MHCLG to work with councils in place-based approach

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick outlines proposals for new way of working to drive regeneration and levelling up, which will be set out in white paper later this year.

Review: Hotel development as part of broader regeneration

Review: Hotel development as part of broader regeneration

Redevelopment of a former library site in Slough with two hotels will support the town centre's cultural quarter and new tech economy, finds Niamh Hession.

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