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2018 archive

New London Plan: Four key changes you need to know about

A schedule of ‘early suggested changes’ to the new London Plan was issued by the Greater London Authority earlier this month, ahead of a formal public examination expected to start in January. Here are four of the key changes proposed, with reaction from commentators. Read more

Design by a thousand cuts

The UK is on the verge of a major expansion in housebuilding, yet new research by the Place Alliance has revealed a chronic lack of urban design expertise in local authorities. Read more →

Place value: place quality and its impact on health, social, economic and environmental outcomes

This paper explores the link between the quality of the built environment and its value, in health, social, economic and environmental  terms. This is theorized as  ‘place value’  which, alongside ‘place quality’, is conceptualized as existing within a virtuous loop in which quality dictates value and value defines quality. The work  confirmed a range of definitive associations between the quality of place and its place derived value. Read more →