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 excited to announce its second Urban Design Summer School taking place from Thursday 14 till Saturday 16 of September 2017 in the newly refurbished Bartlett School of Architecture at 22 Gordon Street.

More details will be availble in the coming weeks.

On-line bookings are now open via the UCL On-line Store. Early birds rate are available until the end of April. Book your place here!

Happening this month

Find out about all other future Events on our What’s On page

  • Institute of Fundraising: How To Set Up A Community Shares Project
    3rd May 2017 @ 9:45 am - 4:30 pm
    Portland Works

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  • Core Supporters Meeting - Jevons room 1st Floor Central House
    8th May 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • UDL Book Launch - The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking
    10th May 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    St. James's Park Station, Westminster, London SW1H, UK

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  • Bartlett School of Planning’s Expo 2017 Opening
    16th May 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    South Cloisters, Wilkins Building (UCL Main Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT) -

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  • UDL Training Event: The Design Companion
    23rd May 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Education & Place Working Group Kickstart Meeting
    24th May 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Jeveson Room, 2nd Floor, Central House, Upper Woburn Pl, Kings Cross, London WC1H 0NN, UK

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01/02/2017 Community leaders seek a healthy places ‘manifesto’ for Farnham

01/02/2017 Place Alliance February Newsletter

12/01/2017 – The Place Alliance welcomes the call from the Federation of Master Builders and LGiU for local authorities to adopt the idea of Coordinating codes for small sites. The Place Alliance has argued that these can give certainty to all involved, help to engage communities and lead to a more proactive and creative planning process. They are quick and cheap to produce. More

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