The Big Meet 9

Place Alliance is delighted to invite you to Big Meet 9:
“Leadership in place-making: beyond beauty”.

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

The Farrell Review has empowered architects and designers to shape policy

Much has been achieved in the five years since the publishing of the Farrell Review, a report on the state of the UK's architecture, but we can still do much more to improve our towns and cities, writes Terry Farrell. Read the full article →

Urban rooms: where people get to design their city’s future

A network of urban rooms has now sprung up across the UK facilitated by the Place Alliance with Sheffield University, which brings together places as diverse as Newcastle, London, Hereford, Bristol and Weymouth. Each urban room creates a physical space where people...

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 →

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 – Chief Executive

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

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