Van Gogh Walk, Lambeth

East Bank River Arun, Littlehampton

Clapham Old Town, London

Millennium Town Park St Helier, Jersey

South Quay and Foundry Square, Hayle

Firepool Taunton, Somerset

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

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.

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Place Alliance is excited to announce its second Urban Design Summer School taking place from Thursday 14 till Saturday 16 of September 2017 in the newly refurbished Bartlett School of Architecture at 22 Gordon Street.


If you are attending the Summer School you can find information on timings and directions to the venue here.

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Find out about all other future Events on our What’s On page

  • The National Urban Design Conference 2017
    7th September 2017 @ 10:00 am-9th September 2017 @ 12:00 pm
    The University of Manchester - Oxford Road - M13 9PL Manchester - United Kingdom

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  • MASSIVE SMALL Symposium: Urban Development from the Ground Up
    8th September 2017
    EC1R 0BE, Sekforde St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0BE, UK

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    14th September 2017-16th September 2017 @ 
    University College London, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT, UK

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  • Delivering More Homes: Policies and projects for London’s rental sector
    19th September 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1

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  • D:SE Urban Design Autumn School
    21st September 2017 @ 9:30 am-22nd September 2017 @ 4:30 pm
    Foyle Rooms - Turner Contemporary - Rendezvous - CT9 1HG Turner Contemporary, Margate - United Kingdom

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  • Place Alliance / Edge Debate 81 - Can new players achieve a real increase in house building?
    25th September 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Sir Peter Hall Room (Room G01) - Bartlett School of Planning, UCL - Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place - WC1H 0NN London - United Kingdom

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  • The Future of Clerkenwell, Farringdon and Smithield
    26th September 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

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  • Core Supporters Meeting
    27th September 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Room LG01 - Central House, Upper Woburn Place

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13/07/2017 Place Alliance Summer Newsletter

01/02/2017 Community leaders seek a healthy places ‘manifesto’ for Farnham

01/02/2017 Place Alliance February Newsletter

12/01/2017 – The Place Alliance welcomes the call from the Federation of Master Builders and LGiU for local authorities to adopt the idea of Coordinating codes for small sites. The Place Alliance has argued that these can give certainty to all involved, help to engage communities and lead to a more proactive and creative planning process. They are quick and cheap to produce. More

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