Dementia and Town Planning

This practice note gives advice on how good planning can create better environments for people living with dementia. It summarises expert advice, outlines key planning and health policy and highlights good practice case studies. The policy context applies to England,...

Urban Design Compendium

“The Compendium was developed to guide policy development and practical application in new development and regeneration for both English Partnerships and the Housing Corporation. It was also hoped to have wider relevance so it would inform and assist all those...

Qualities for a neighbourhood

This is a wall chart, created by Liz Kessler, showing a range of Place Qualities for ‘good’ neighbourhoods. Could be used for larger places too....

Neighbourhood Plans: Roadmap Guide

A guide on planning from Locality, that draws on neighbourhood experiences. Useful for neighbourhood planning, but also guidance on good practice and worksheets for carrying out each part of a small scale plan. Neighbourhood Planning in England began in 2012. Local...

Community-led public spaces

This guide from the Cabe team at the Design Council outlines the issues involved in transferring the ownership and management of public space from local authorities to community groups and offers advice based on real case studies from across England....

Handbook for cycle-friendly design

Produced by Sustrans this guide is intended to address the imbalance in transport planning which has tended to focus on the private car. It aims to ensure all streets and public spaces are suitable for people of all ages and abilities to get around without a car. It...

Street Kits

The Sustrans street kit is inspired by the form of a bike chain and is therefore able to bend and shape to suit any space. It’s ideally suited to trying out different street arrangements on or off the road, which adapt to local constraints like existing street...