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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  • The New Draft NPPF - Consultation Meeting
    11th April 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
    The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

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  • BIG MEET 8 - Art & Place
    18th April 2018
    Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way, Bedford Way, London, United Kingdom

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THE NEW DRAFT NPPF – Consultation Meeting by the Urban Design Group – 11 April 2018

Hear about the proposals in the draft NPPF. Learn what different organisations think… including:

  • Academy of Urbanism
  • Civic Voice
  • Place Alliance
  • London Living Streets

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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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