Press archive 2016
How the School of Planning picked up where the Farrell Review left off, helping to create and nurture the Place Alliance into a leading voice on best practice in urban design. Read more →
Matthew Carmona outlines a way of improving this broad-brush approach to planning approvals. He argues, that it may be possible to combine the designation of PiP with the production of a simple Coordinating Code for each allocated site. Read the full article in Urban...
The winners of the 2016 RTPI Awards for Research Excellence have been announced at a ceremony at the UK-Ireland Planning Conference in Cardiff. A national movement campaigning for high-quality places brought together by the University College London has won the Sir...
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.
RTPI and other professional bodies have written to the communities secretary urging him to accept key recommendations made in a House of Lords Report.
The RTPI has joined a number of key built environment organisations - including the Academy of Urbanism, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, Design Council-CABE, Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation, Landscape Institute, Royal Institute of...
Matthew Carmona in his blog discusses the matter of Permission in Principle, that has been introduced in the Housing and Planning Bill 2016. Read the full article here →
The Place Alliance, a national movement brought together by UCL to campaign for high quality places has won the Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement at the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2016. Read more →
From protecting public rights in private spaces to ensuring 'permission in principle' preserves local character, Matthew Carmona is determined to reconcile public interest and private gain in well-designed places and spaces, finds David Blackman. Read more →
The Place Alliance Big Midlands Meet was an excellent platform to discuss the future of regional planning and urban design: from housing pressures to creation of places with a sense of identity. Read more →
Design Review - the main theme of The Big Meet 5: how panels engage with communities and how design review could be evaluated? Read more →