Press archive 2019

Bartlett professor to lead audit of housing design quality

The first systematic audit of housing design quality since CABE was scrapped has been announced. The project, which will examine at least 100 large-scale developments across England, will feed into the work of the government’s controversial Building Better, Building Beautiful commission. Read more →

Organisations back UK’s first ever national housing design audit

A diverse group of organisations connected with the building industry have come together to support the UK’s first ever national housing design audit. The Place Alliance (UCL) and CPRE, with the support of the Home Builders Federation, the Urban Design Group, Civic Voice, the Academy of Urbanism, the Design Council, the UK Green Building Council, and the Institute for Highways and Transportation have joined forces to support the first ever national housing design audit. Read more →

First-ever national housing audit hopes to push design up the agenda

A national audit of new-built housing is launching this summer to examine how design quality has changed in the past decade. The independent project, which will examine at least 100 major schemes across England, will be led by Matthew Carmona, professor of planning and urban design at the Bartlett School of Planning (UCL). Read more →

First National Housing Design Audit launched by myriad of organisations

With the drive to deliver more homes across the country has come a loud call for those developments to be of a high standard of design in order to deliver high quality, liveable and sustainable environments for residents. The Place Alliance (UCL) and CPRE, with the support of many organisations have joined forces to support the first ever national housing design audit and to examine the design quality of recent developments across the country. Read more →