Van Gogh Walk, Lambeth

East Bank River Arun, Littlehampton

Clapham Old Town, London

Millennium Town Park St Helier, Jersey

South Quay and Foundry Square, Hayle

Firepool Taunton, Somerset

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

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Place Alliance is delighted to invite you to THE BIG MEET 8: “Artists and the Arts in Placemaking” on Wednesday 18 of April 2018 from 10 am to 4.00 pm at Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL.


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  • City Streets Panel Discussion
    1st March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm
    The City Centre - 80 Basinghall Street - EC2V 5AR London - United Kingdom

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  • Arts and Place Regional Conversation
    6th March 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Primary - 33 Seely Road - NG7 1NU Nottingham - United Kingdom

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  • NLA on Location – Lewisham: Building a Metropolitan Centre
    6th March 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Laban Building - Creekside - SE8 3DZ London - United Kingdom

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  • National Urban Design Awards 2018 and Celebration Dinner
    8th March 2018 @ 6:10 pm - 9:10 pm
    The Judges' Courtroom, Browns, 82-84 St. Martins Lane,London WC2N 4AG

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  • Healthy Streets tools and standards, and how to use them - Lucy Saunders
    12th March 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Marshalls London Design Space - Unit 4 Compton Courtyard - 40 Compton St - EC1V 0BD London - United Kingdom

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  • Supporting Historic High Streets - Part 2
    20th March 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Kellogg College - 60-62 Banbury Road - OX2 6PN Oxford - United Kingdom

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  • Urban Rooms Network MEeting
    26th March 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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A new Place Alliance report summarises the findings of a nationwide survey of urban design skills within local planning authorities and how they have changed over the last five years.

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