“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 involved in new development and regeneration and contribute to the improvement of housing-led regeneration projects and the promotion of sustainable new development. Since publication over 25,000 copies of the compendium have been distributed worldwide and it has become a standard text for those studying urban design worldwide. It is also being translated into Chinese, Korean and Serbian with interest from several other countries. The principles in the Compendium remain constant and we hope they continue to inform and assist those involved in creating and delivering places.”