place quality research
Place Alliance research is dedicated to helping to fill gaps in the evidence-base on design. Our recent work has a focussed on design review, place quality and value, and the role of local politicians in design decision-making.
It is only with reliable, robust evidence that we and others can advocate for investing in a high quality built environment and it is paramount that evidence should be robust and balanced and not unduly influenced by any one set of interests or particular perspective on design.
Coming Soon: Design Attitude
The research looks at councillors attitudes to the design of new housing and at their role in allocating resources, establishing priorities and in focusing on the quality of places
Place Alliance in the Press
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 →
Matthew Carmona (Place Alliance), Philip Waddy (West Waddy ADP), Ruth Reed (RIBA) and Neil Cameron (Landmark Chambers) on the final revised National Planning Policy Framework and importance of design quality. Read more →
New research demonstrates that independent ‘Design Review’ improves the design of buildings and brings clear benefits to the quality of places. Read more →