Big Meet 9

All the event documents and presentations are now available online

Place Alliance latest research is published

In 2018, Place Alliance conducted a national survey of local councillors in England on their approach to the design of new residential development.  

Place Value & the Ladder of Place Quality

The Ladder of Place Quality is a simple tool for decision-makers to use when considering: are we making a great place?

Place Value Wiki

Place Value Wiki is a collaborative platform for anyone interested in the empirical links between aspects of place quality and aspects of place value.

About Place Alliance

Place Alliance is a movement campaigning for place quality. It is founded on the idea that through collaboration and better communication we can establish a culture whereby the quality of place becomes an everyday national and local priority.

Place Alliance is open to all and brings together organisations and individuals who share the belief that the quality of our built environment has a profound influence on people’s lives.

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Latest News

Housing design audit to assess large developments

Built environment organisations have come together to support the UK’s first national housing design audit, which plans to examine large-scale housing developments. Read more →

The Bartlett School of Planning to review design quality of nation’s homes

One of the country's leading planning schools is to carry out an audit of design quality in housing developments across England, it has been announced. Read more here →

Housing design, the local political perspective

To understand better the role of English councillors as regards the design of new housing development: their aspirations, priorities, challenges and responsibilities, a new Place Alliance survey was launched in 2018 with support from the Design Network. Read more...

What We Do

Research

We focus on a knowledge-based line of research about the quality of the built environment and its delivery. 

Big Meets

Our annual conference is an opportunity to debate on the current issues about the quality of the built environment and its delivery.

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Campaigns

We promote exchange between people across the country who are working on and promoting Place Quality initiatives.

Summer Schools

A summer school aimed at a wide range of professionals and decision-makers involved in making and sustaining successful places. 

Working Groups

Working Groups are open to everyone and define their own agenda.

Get involved

 
The Place Alliance is a movement for place quality. It is founded on the idea that through collaboration and better communication we can establish a culture whereby the quality of place becomes an everyday national and local priority. Place Alliance is open to all and brings together organisations and individuals who share the belief that the quality of our built environment has a profound influence on people’s lives.

The success of Place Alliance depends on the support of its supporters and volunteers. We welcome all organisations and local groups as well as individuals, town and parish councils, local authorities and businesses as members and supporters of Place Alliance.

Join Us

Become a Core Supporter, join an existing Working Group or suggest another group or initiative by emailing your ideas to us. Just complete the Supporters Form or subscribe to our Newsletter

Donate

Place Alliance is an independent not-for-profit initiative of UCL. We operate on a tight budget and rely on the generosity of our supporters. For those who wish to make a donation to help grow the Place Alliance network visit our UCL online giving page to make a gift. If you would like more information on how we will spend your donation contact placealliance@ucl.ac.uk. Your support is truly appreciated.

Contact

Prof Matthew Carmona – Chair

Valentina Giordano – Manager

To discuss how we might work together please email placealliance@ucl.ac.uk  

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