The British local authorities have always had a penchant for thoughtful architectural projects. But at a time of austerity measures, it is impossible to live without counting, and the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment (CABE) has paid the price. How to maintain a certain quality level when subsidies spin in the English way? Leslie Doumerc for the Parution d’Esquisses 2016, the magazine by the Order of Architects of Quebec.
“Winning the RTPI 2016 Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement represented a great honour and significant achievement for all those that have been involved in the development of the Place Alliance. It has given us even greater confidence to continue with our work making the case for place quality and has encouraged many others to become involved” Prof Matthew Carmona, Chair, Place Alliance